Do you text during movies?
Box office numbers have been down over the last year, and now theater owners are reportedly considering creative ways to get people back in theater seats, including a proposal to allow texting in theaters.
Last week at CinemaCon, theater owners and CEOs discussed strategies to lure “today’s savvy moviegoer”, and the lifting of the texting during movies ban was one of the most controversial.
Regal Entertainment Chief Executive Amy Miles suggested that the change be tested during movies like 21 Jump Street, which are aimed at younger viewers. Meanwhile, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Tim League won’t even consider the idea, saying, “Over my dead body will I introduce texting into the movie theater… It’s our job to understand that this is a sacred space and we have to teach manners.”
Do you support or oppose lifting the ban on texting during movies? Are you guilty of sending or reading texts during a film?
Aaron Reynolds is the Managing Editor for The Spotlight at TeenSpot.com, a daily source of celebrity, movies, music and teen lifestyle news. He is an avid reader, outdoor enthusiast, and one funky bassist.
LeMoine on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 9:12 pm
Lol, Jack-Rackam, if you ever touched my phone I would knock you out. If that’s how you react to people being out in public, maybe you should stay inside. I’ve never noticed people texting in movies.. because I’m looking at the screen and not the people around me.
everyone_is_beautiful on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm
If i do text in a movie i sit at the top row so its not a bother to anyone
KyCi on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm
All The Timee;)
madipaige100 on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm
Yes always and people saying you can’t watch the movie while texting is dumb cause I can tell you everything that happens even if I was texting and haha 10 dollars don’t complain that’s not that much
Jack-Rackam on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm
I’ve grabbed and tossed peoples phones in the trash for texting during a movie. It’s rude to everyone around you and why would you pay 10+ dollars just to ignore the move and text. If you don’t like the movie, leave.
accio_anthem on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11:45 am
I don’t text during movies. I mean, I paid my money, I’m going to watch the movie. I can’t say I’m a fan of forcing people not to text, but it bothers me when the texters are obnoxious about it. My favorite is when the texter is sitting in front of me and holds the phone up in front of their face, simultaneously getting the light in my eyes and impeding my view. If you’re going to text, do it quietly and at least put your phone on silent. Nothing ruins a quiet, tense scene like a really loud vibration.
Goofymaria on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 8:52 am
When it says silence phones,ill still text during the first commercials to tell ppl im watching a movie. <3
sugarpiegirl on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7:19 am
Yes i do if only d movie is boorrinng, duhhh i luv texting
SugarPie13 on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 6:51 am
Haha yes I do text in the movies & I know about the rule but seriously, what are they gonna do about it?
MorgansternHoney on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 6:01 am
I live dangerously so yes.