The 7 Worst People at the Cinema

In the last couple of weeks I had my worst ever cinema going experience. Two men sat behind me were incredibly rude, it all started with stupidly copying everything in the adverts. I was just hoping that it would stop for the film, unfortunately not. They kept talking and laughing at things that were not funny (the film was Room for gods sake) as well as constantly kicking the back of my seat and the one next to me. I was alone so did not want to say anything incase it made it all worse and caused a scene in the screen. Massive thanks to Cineworld though for the gift they sent me because of this!

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From that it got me thinking about the worst people you come up against when going to the cinema. You know the people you don’t actually understand why they even bothered to come into a dark room and watch a film when they are clearly not even interested a tiny bit in what they are watching.

The Chair Kicker

Once or twice you can understand as some of the seats are pretty close together, but when its constantly throughout the film. This is links to people who put deliberately feet up on chairs above other peoples heads, honestly a nightmare.

The Talker 

Do you really need to consult the person/people your with after every single moment in the film? This can cover quite a few things as well though, not forgetting the random conversations once the film has started – go for it during the adverts and trailers! Not forgetting the question person as well, who has no idea what is going on and lets the whole screen know about it.

The Phone User

What on earth is wrong with people who cannot live for between 90-160 minutes without having to check their phone? It’s well ridiculous and the person who does this always has it set to the brightest possible setting!

The Laugher

I’m not talking about in comedy films, as they are meant to make you laugh. I am more meaning inappropriate laughter in serious films at moments which are not meant to be funny and come across just being sick in the head.

The Cougher

I understand you may have a sore throat and coughing a few times is fair enough but not constantly throughout the film, come on have a drink and take a deep breath. This also links into those people that clear there throat throughout.

The Food Rustler 

Yes it is going to make a noise if your eating, but that doesn’t mean you should deliberately make as much noise as humanly possible. Just be careful and take your time. It certainly doesn’t help that so many cinema snacks are noisy to begin with.

The Drunk

While this one does not happen that often, I mean if your drinking alcohol the last place you really want to be is somewhere you have to be quiet for a couple of hours. But cinema’s do sell alcohol that you can take in, so watch out for this one.

 

I do really love going to the cinema honest!

What types of people annoy you the most?

 

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26 thoughts on “The 7 Worst People at the Cinema

  1. Definitely the cell phone people and the people who consistently talk about everything in the movie. My 2nd rewatch of Creed had an older couple, particularly a woman, talk about everything (THERE’S THE MUSIC! OH THEY’RE GONNA HAVE SEX!). Like really? So annoying.

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  2. Great post. I would also mention The Snorer (not me, honest!).
    Have you seen Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Moviegoers Code of Conduct on YouTube?

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  3. Definitely the phone-user, seriously how hard is it to turn your phone off for 90-120 minutes and just watch the film. I should point out that at least around here, nobody follows proper cinema etiquette which is pretty sad. I tend to wait until the movie comes to Blu-ray/DVD and watch it in my home, or if it’s something I can’t wait for I try to catch a matinee where many times I’m the only one watching and at half the cost.

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  4. Definitely the phone-user, seriously how hard is it to turn your phone off for 90-120 minutes and just watch the film. I should point out that at least around here, nobody follows proper cinema etiquette which is pretty sad. I tend to wait until the movie comes to Blu-ray/DVD and watch it in my home, or if it’s something I can’t wait for I try to catch a matinee where many times I’m the only one watching and at half the cost.

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    • That’s a shame that people’s behaviour puts you off going to the cinema. I have been waiting recently until about 15 minutes before the film starts to book my seat so I can sit pretty much alone.

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  5. this is all too true. Went to see the final Hunger Games instalment not too long ago and there were 3 (quite young) teenage girls who just wouldn’t shut up. Telling them to be quiet only seemed to stir them! Great post

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    • Yeah isn’t that the problem if people are making a lot of noise especially teenagers they seem to think it’s great if you say something and it gets worse. When i turned round to the people behind me last week as they kept kicking the chair they seemed to think it was funny and we’re doing it more.

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  6. One time I went to see Cabin in the Woods, and there was this massively overweight man sat on his own, eating Oreos and slurpin drinks that he had brought in himself, and EVERY time there was any thing remotely disturbing, such as a jump-scare or some nasty gore, he would let out an ‘AHHHHHHHHH!’ scream. Like, blood curdling. Every five minutes, all the way through. Eventually I got used to it.

    Random conversation people are still the worst I think.

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    • I totally missed one with the horror film screamers didn’t I! Wow Oreos in the cinema that’s a different one. Yep nothing worse than people having a full on conversation.

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  7. I had a food rustler behind me and a woman next to me whose phone vibrated every 10 minutes during the first half of Spotlight. Another time when I saw The Fault in Our Stars, there was a large group of teens a few rows down who were loudly talking, taking selfies, etc. throughout the trailers and they continued being disruptive during the movie. We and at least one other couple politely asked them to be quiet three separate times and they ignored us. As soon as I stood up to get an usher, they scattered like cockroaches. All but three of them left and they didn’t make a peep during the rest of the movie.

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  8. During the last star wars there was a child with a lightsaber, with sound and light, who showed it more than once DURING the film. Where are the parents? I also know you have to pee everyone once in a while, but standing and walking, it always makes noise, while I’m trying yo watch a film is quite annoying. And when returning ask what you have misses, seriously? Wait for the pause

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