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Man shot for being loud in movie theater

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Dec 2008 23:36 User comments (75)

Man shot for being loud in movie theater James Joseph Cialella of Philadelphia has been arrested after shooting a man he accused of being too loud during a screening of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
Police say family of the man continually disrupted the movie and Cialella eventually threw popcorn at the man's son before shooting the father in the arm.

The shooter was found by detectives still carrying the gun in his waistband, at the United Artists Riverview Stadium theater in South Philadelphia.

"(It) is really scary that it gets to that level of violence from being too noisy during a movie," Lt. Frank Vanore added.

Cialella has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and a firearms count.

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128.12.2008 23:49

lol they should use shock collars when people get too loud.

229.12.2008 0:01

Finally someone does it

329.12.2008 0:07

Originally posted by tripp:
Finally someone does it
Exactly why I hardly ever watch movies in theatres, some people just don't know when to shut up when watching a movie.

429.12.2008 0:37

That's why I scream at the annoying little punks and prostitots to 'Shut the F#&@ up!!!'

529.12.2008 0:51

I think people should be issued a silenced pistol or taser by the police when entering a theater. Why do I support a radical move because its the only way to bring democracy to theaters across the US.

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629.12.2008 0:57

wow and i thought movies would be a safe place to be. but i guess times have changed and this is supposed to what make us stop downloading and pirating movies i would rather pirate than get shot. :P

729.12.2008 1:05

lolz @ "silenced pistol" comment... what I want to know is why he'd bring a gun with him to the theaters... I always mind my manners and be courteous...

829.12.2008 1:49

Not sure what I find more disturbing, the shooting itself or the comments in this thread. I hate loud people in theaters myself, but damn...

929.12.2008 3:09

I'm pretty sure the loud guy was asked nicely to quite down once and then probably asked again a little more firmly, and then eventually popcorn was thrown at his kid and he was shot in the arm, all cause he wouldn't be quite.

All this article does is strengthen the anti-movie points, everyone always complains about how others at the theater are loud and inconsiderate.

1029.12.2008 3:14

Originally posted by Hellrasin:
I think people should be issued a silenced pistol or taser by the police when entering a theater. Why do I support a radical move because its the only way to bring democracy to theaters across the US.
Amen. To be sympathetic with the shooter, you can only tell someone so many times to shut up kindly. Not feeling sympathetic for the "victim": should of listened. Do I think it was ok for the guy to shoot the loudmouth? No but I'll be damned if it was not funny and in some sick way righteous for getting the point across. Now all the movie theatres need to do is post a sign with a guy shooting a guy being too loud, the shooter placing his index finger to his lips in a "shhhhh" gesture while shooting the loudmouth, just to show the consequences. lol
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1129.12.2008 3:26

people talking along with people kicking seats drives me crazy...I wouldnt shoot someone but have almost been in a fist fight over someone kicking my seat for no reason.

1229.12.2008 4:23

Quote:
Originally posted by Hellrasin:
I think people should be issued a silenced pistol or taser by the police when entering a theater. Why do I support a radical move because its the only way to bring democracy to theaters across the US.
Amen. To be sympathetic with the shooter, you can only tell someone so many times to shut up kindly. Not feeling sympathetic for the "victim": should of listened. Do I think it was ok for the guy to shoot the loudmouth? No but I'll be damned if it was not funny and in some sick way righteous for getting the point across. Now all the movie theatres need to do is post a sign with a guy shooting a guy being too loud, the shooter placing his index finger to his lips in a "shhhhh" gesture while shooting the loudmouth, just to show the consequences. lol
Wow.. Only in America would you hear this kind of stuff...

These holidays have been disgusting.. First a woman gets trampled at a Walmart by crazed shoppers... Now this...

These holidays have really shown the world what America is all about. I know that these are just some bad apples in a decent group of people. But c'mon.. Give me a flippin break!! I hope this guy rots in hell.
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1329.12.2008 10:19

The guy must have been playing GTA4 too much and got confused. LOL.

I was at a theater last year and this idiot was in front of me shuffling his popcorn and repeatedly burping loudly like he was in his own living room. After the 2nd time I told him to shut up. I was preparing to throw with him when the movie let out but he left quickly.

It's a shame that this happens, but it's similar to what happens to airline workers when a passenger gets out of control, or road rage. It's the "ME" culture at it's worst and personally I think it's becoming a big problem. But actually capping someone is over the top. I'd think we'd see that a lot more in the highways.

1429.12.2008 11:02

I have the TS Screener of this and remember hearing a gunshot and loud commotion, totally ruined the experience for me.

1529.12.2008 12:15

Quote:
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Originally posted by Hellrasin:

Wow.. Only in America would you hear this kind of shit...
Hmmm...so what you are saying is ONLY Americans are capable of doing anything like this? So I guess no one else in the world has had a thought similar to this? Maybe no one else has acted on it but to say "only in America" is an ignorant statement.

1629.12.2008 14:11
spamual
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these comments are disgusting, mods please clean these up.....

1729.12.2008 14:15

Events like these (uncivilized) make me believe we will perish as a society.


Life is Grand !

1829.12.2008 14:26

Originally posted by bryston:
Events like these (uncivilized) make me believe we will perish as a society.
Nothing like rose tinted glasses.

Worse things have happened in the past, yet society is still around.

1929.12.2008 14:36

Wow, and I thought my comment would be edgy... Jeez you guys took the cake on that...

2029.12.2008 14:42
varnull
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There are lots of extinct society models.. this one has only been around for about 50 years in reality.. so a few more before it goes the same way of say feudalism.. or the Harappans.

Anyway.. back on topic.. cinematic violence causes imitative behaviour - case proved :lol:

I hope it was that moron who filmed The Simpsons on his phone.. remember him.. the guy with that retarded laugh? I would happily have choked the life out of him with a giant size popcorn and diet coke package XD

2129.12.2008 14:45

Originally posted by DjDanio:
Originally posted by bryston:
Events like these (uncivilized) make me believe we will perish as a society.
Nothing like rose tinted glasses.

Worse things have happened in the past, yet society is still around.

This may be true, but I cannot say we have become a greater society, as a people.

Life is Grand !

2229.12.2008 15:07
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blatant idiocy removed

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2329.12.2008 15:11

gwmyers, your comments are uncalled for and not needed.

Thank you


Jo


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2429.12.2008 15:31

Originally posted by wdtv:
I have the TS Screener of this and remember hearing a gunshot and loud commotion, totally ruined the experience for me.
Well, you couldn't have heard it if you had a TS (Telesync) version. That term itself refers to the fact that the audio was sourced from a direct connection to the sound source in the cinema.... But I get you are trying to be funny. I think the term you are looking for is cam. :-)
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2529.12.2008 15:35

Originally posted by philixir:
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Wow.. Only in America would you hear this kind of shit...

These holidays have been disgusting.. First a woman gets trampled at a Walmart by crazed shoppers... Now this...

These holidays have really shown the world what America is all about. I know that these are just some bad apples in a decent group of people. But c'mon.. Give me a *bleep* break!! I hope this guy rots in hell.

I consider myself a peaceful man, but honestly,in a cinema numerous times I wished I'd pop some of those obnoxious people right in the mouth. If you don't go the theater to see a movie, and go just because you have no other place to spend your miserable life,and just try to pretend that you have some quality time with your neglected children, at least learn to be courteous and shut the hell up during the presentation. Acting like retard in a movie theater is no way of educating your offsprings.
Shooting someone for that is not the solution,you can't push a button and have the security drag them out, but someone needs to teach them a lesson. Maybe the word gets out, and they'll think twice before treating the movie theater like their trailer trash living room.
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2629.12.2008 15:52
varnull
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gwmyers made me laugh.. but there is an assumption that the loud victim was a mofo of black origin XD *giggles*

"shot in the arm" .. not good enough.. if you are going to shoot somebody for being noisy then the mouth is the place... or at least point blank in the face. If you are going to do 9-life at least do them for something worthwhile.. like removing some trash from the gene pool.. shoot the brats, the wife and then the noisy mofo.. that's what I say.. oh.. And may as well shoot the director of this lemon of a film while you are at it. *lmao*

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2729.12.2008 16:00
tavek
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Finaly some Justice. This is why I download my own movies, so I dont have to shoot someone for making an @$$ out of themselves. Yeah flame me all u want, call me crazy stupid, yada yada. might as well get rid of movie thearters all alone, and straight to DVD or stream. Download a movie, save a life!

2829.12.2008 16:02

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@philixir
Watch the language - the movies may allow R, PG-13 rating but aD doesn't.

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2929.12.2008 16:05

Originally posted by varnull:
gwmyers made me laugh.. but there is an assumption that the loud victim was a mofo of black origin XD *giggles*

"shot in the arm" .. not good enough.. if you are going to shoot somebody for being noisy then the mouth is the place... or at least point blank in the face. If you are going to do 9-life at least do them for something worthwhile.. like removing some trash from the gene pool.. shoot the brats, the wife and then the noisy mofo.. that's what I say.. oh.. And may as well shoot the director of this lemon of a film while you are at it. *lmao*

Damn girl, you just made made me laugh so hard! I concur, might as well go some good if you're gonna pay for it! Although, sometimes a bullet is a waste on some of them , if they could have the tongue removed without too much expense would be better...
Haven't seen the movie yet, but if it is that bad,I think the people that should bear the consequences are the ones that poured the dough into that flick, not just the director.
@ binkie,
Thanks.
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3029.12.2008 16:08

binkie beat me to it about philixir's potty mouth - let's keep the foul language in the cinema and off the forums.


One of the reasons i rarely go to the cinema is because of the tweenies, mobile phones, sweet wrappers, talking and childish giggling, back of chair kicking, endless disruptions by kids going to the toilet every 2 minutes due to drinking too much cola etc etc etc
Needless to say i enjoyed the cinema as a child, none of the above disrespectful behaviour happened then, people went to the cinema to actually watch the movies.

/call me old fashioned mode=off

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3129.12.2008 16:18

@creaky,
I don't think you're a case of "old fashion", just one of common sense. Right, you either go in and watch the movie, or don't go at all.
I went to see " Seven pounds" last week. Some kiddies were fooling around, despite their parents' efforts to keep'em quiet. I couldn't stand it after a while and I turned around, threw some popcorn at then and told them to shut up and take their feet off my chair,or I'd drag them out in the snow. They mellowed down, and the mother actually said "thank you".

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3229.12.2008 16:34

Indeed, these days the cinema costs a lot of money, if you're going to go to pay to watch a movie, watch the movie. Funnily enough whenever i take my kids to the cinema, they watch the movie instead of messing about.

I remember going to the cinema as a child to see a film, admittance was 20 pence (i kid you not), and yet we still concentrated on the movie instead of ruining other peoples' enjoyment.

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3329.12.2008 17:17
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Yes!!!!!!!

People who ruin the movie going experience are human garbage. This guy was scum and got what he deserves. Those charges are trumped up and way out of line in my opinion. Well, the attempted murder is at least.

Anyways, I think this is a great thing. Hopefully this is only the first of many messages:

If you are human garbage, you will be taken out with the trash. Silence is golden.

I bet that guy's son won't grow up to be a loser like his pops who tries to ruin movies for everyone in the theater. I think thats the important thing to take away from all of this.

Sadly, I think the father is going to be painted as the victim in this case. Thats the true tragedy of these events.

3429.12.2008 17:33

Originally posted by gwmyers:
blatant idiocy removed

To which ever moderator :

Thank You !

Jo

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3529.12.2008 17:54

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3629.12.2008 19:42

bet that shut him up.

3729.12.2008 21:07

this is why I don't go to the Cinema anymore - so much trash eating trash - I mean good grief - the cinemas are to blame , obviously they do it to leech more money from you but who takes a bucket of pocorn, 2 litre bottle of coca cola and ice cream choc bars with crunchy boiled sweets when they go shopping ? why the hell do so many scumballs and trailer trash / council estate benefit leeching residents feel the need to do it in a movie theatre ? do we go there to watch a movie or talk and eat ? How many of them actually do it because they are really hungry or just because " oh it's a cinema - it's expected of me to eat like a pig and make noises "
why don't they just all stay at home and do what they do best in the dark - create more underclass illegitmate offspring to supplement their social security "family" payments and move to a bigger council house on the Karen Matthews Estate ?

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3829.12.2008 23:07

"Turn off your f'ing IPOD!!"


Heh heh..yeah, REALLY makes me want to go to the theater again for my warez..er, I mean movies.

3930.12.2008 0:19
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the people thats on the shooter side. F_ U! what if you were in the cinema and he missed his target and hit you in the face. now you dead. wouldnt be saying that crap then huh? arses. glad they got that scum off the mother freakin streets. that guy is pure example of trailer trash. lol. just look at his mug. trailer trash. id cut off his small pecker and feed it to him. how do you guys like that? and again.....everyone thats cheering this guy on.....F_U! and bill oreilly! peace

4030.12.2008 0:46

Originally posted by warriorp:
the people thats on the shooter side. F_ U! what if you were in the cinema and he missed his target and hit you in the face. now you dead. wouldnt be saying that crap then huh? arses. glad they got that scum off the mother freakin streets. that guy is pure example of trailer trash. lol. just look at his mug. trailer trash. id cut off his small pecker and feed it to him. how do you guys like that? and again.....everyone thats cheering this guy on.....F_U! and bill oreilly! peace

LOL, are you one of those obnoxious dudes in the movie theaters!
The shooter, lol he is a hero that sacrificed his freedom for a greater good:)! Hopefully the people acting like retards in the cinemas will get the message.

I do agree with you on one subject, O'Reilly is a jacka$$!

4130.12.2008 10:09

I carry an LED keychain flashlight with me to the theater and when the preteens (and sometimes adults) start texting with their bright cell phones, or worse yet, talking out loud, they get brighted in the face. The embarrassment usually makes them stop.

I don't condone shooting the guy, but he deserved to have something happen to him.

4230.12.2008 11:33

Originally posted by warriorp:
the people thats on the shooter side. F_ U! what if you were in the cinema and he missed his target and hit you in the face. now you dead. wouldnt be saying that crap then huh? arses. glad they got that scum off the mother freakin streets. that guy is pure example of trailer trash. lol. just look at his mug. trailer trash. id cut off his small pecker and feed it to him. how do you guys like that? and again.....everyone thats cheering this guy on.....F_U! and bill oreilly! peace
Well, point is whoever does support this guy was not there and he is a good shot so I don't think I would need to worry. If it's your time to go, then it's your time to go. Second, you are seriously taking all these comments for the guy way too seriously. I might have agreed with the guys message (Shut up) but not the method (shooting. Third, you criticize everyone for being on his side and yet you want to "cut off his small pecker and feed it to him?" Kind of defeats your argument, doesn't it? Maybe you ought to think about this and get back to all of us cause it sounds like you have some confusing morals

4330.12.2008 12:21

@warriorp
I realize this can be a heated topic - one of my biggest pet peeves is the rude behavior in movie theaters but let's tone it down with f u bit or any 'disguised' language.
@cyprusrom
Same with the dollar signs for the s's

I mean we here at aD can be more civilized than the rude morons at movie theaters can't we :)




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4430.12.2008 12:33
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Not during the skool holidays K.. sorry.. no.. not possible XD .. I have just spent 2 hours in the zoo.. errr sorry.. town, watching the moronic feral scum that pass for "children" these days smashing everything up and screaming abuse at everybody.. Now where is my gun before the vermin discover how to breed more vermin at 14.

Dont worry creaky.. I'm an old timer too.. when you had 2 lots of pictures in a town and a huge screen.. stereo and colour.. *gasp* compared to our grotty 17" b+w 2 channel 405 stripey tv at home that half the time you couldn't get a not rolling picture on without pops spending the first 20 minutes of the film up on the roof shouting "is that any better" and swearing like a good un. We used to go outside to see if he would fall off the roof.. and get shouted at for not watching the tv with our heads stuck out of the window "helping" him... The film was always going to be an anticlimax after a show like that. That's why we respected the flicks and loved going there to watch the films. I suppose these days when the vermin have 52" plasmas at home it's not the same novelty.. and the film is on sky next week anyway.. bah boo.. junk!

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4530.12.2008 12:46

lol - too funny and true on the holiday bit :)
What's even better is when the kids are more behaved then parents.




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4630.12.2008 13:11
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i hope barack doesnt hear about this incident. that would be more reason for him to take away our guns though. hope the shooter doesnt ruin it for the rest of the legit gun carrying public. and nah i was just being funny about the pecker part. lol.

4730.12.2008 13:30

Originally posted by warriorp:
i hope barack doesnt hear about this incident. that would be more reason for him to take away our guns though. hope the shooter doesnt ruin it for the rest of the legit gun carrying public. and nah i was just being funny about the pecker part. lol.
No harm, I knew how you meant it just that some people might not see it that way

4831.12.2008 12:58

The proper thing to do is to complain to the management. If they do nothing, demand your ticket money back. I have friends who did get their money back. If enough people do that, they will toss out the loudmouth boors rather than have to give refunds. But I have to admit, shooting the bastard would be so satisfying.

4931.12.2008 13:46

Actually I believe that they have to give you a refund or a free admission pass... I went up to the Customer Service desk one time just to let them know real quick how the little black bubbles you see occasionally were huge and didn't really go away and they gave each of us in our group 2 free passes... I should go complain more often ;-)

Oh and a Merrry New Year's to everyone here!

5031.12.2008 15:01

huh it might have taken the audience to realize it is actually a shot fired, and not a movie FX.

511.1.2009 2:48

Too bad we dont have more competent mods here to remove some of the dumbasses on this board. And we dont seem to have a "report" button for the idiots who think its "no big deal" to shoot someone in the f'ing face.

Tell you what, goons..YOU shoot someone in the face, and see if you can NOT see that person's face in your dreams for the next 20 years.

Idiots.

All of you.

521.1.2009 7:46

This incompetent moderator (who just happens to be from a country where the only people who have guns are the police, the army and criminals, oh and farmers) had already commented in the thread and is still watching the replies.

531.1.2009 11:58
Globe08
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good calm response ^^^^

541.1.2009 12:23

I've been to MANY theaters with problems like these and just about gave up going but since it has always been a strong hobby of mine I had to change when I go & where I go. Instead of going on a huge Friday night release I now go on a Sunday or maybe a Saturday EARLY matinée...basically empty & quiet plus I get to save some money while I'm at it and every now and then catch a "free" second movie ;) then to top it off I go to a Theater that is far out away from "in town/city" that is a pain in the butt to get to by bus for the teens etc. (which happens to be the nicest one around also so it works out fine for me again).

And the last thing I do is never leave my house without carrying my sidearm. I have the LEGAL right to carry concealed and I exercise that right every single day. Everyone has their own views about the "public" and guns and thats fine, but I'd be damned if someone has the intent to harm me, a loved one or a close friend. That "ain't" gonna happen. Now that is not at all to say I rely on my right, because I NEVER have and don't need too, as I have absolutely no problem putting someone in their place to their face in a public setting. Especially since the usual loud retort "I don't think EVERYONE here paid good money to hear other people converse throughout this movie" or if I am really pissed just a simple but VERY loud STFU quiets them down quick enough.

Then I go to theater management after the movie is done and get some free tickets to any other showing at any other time just for the inconvenience of them not doing the job they actually get PAID to do. But in all honesty it gets to the point I don't even want to bother with people who have no common sense or basic decency to those around them...don't even get me started with crying, whiny bad attitude little demon children whose parents are OBLIVIOUS to their public terrorizing! Gets me mad just thinking about it.

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551.1.2009 15:48
Globe08
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Quote:

I've been to MANY theaters with problems like these and just about gave up going but since it has always been a strong hobby of mine I had to change when I go & where I go. Instead of going on a huge Friday night release I now go on a Sunday or maybe a Saturday EARLY matinée...basically empty & quiet plus I get to save some money while I'm at it and every now and then catch a "free" second movie ;) then to top it off I go to a Theater that is far out away from "in town/city" that is a pain in the butt to get to by bus for the teens etc. (which happens to be the nicest one around also so it works out fine for me again.
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Insanely true, i cant stand going to movie on opening night these days and probably not even opening weekend. No matter how good the movie is the teenie boppers are out hanging in front of the theatre 50 people deep. They laugh obnoxiously during horror,action,dramas when its not funny. With the ticket price at $10:50 here in Virginia(USA) its just not acceptable.I couldnt agree with you more on this one Oner
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561.1.2009 16:03

Originally posted by Oner:
I've been to MANY theaters with problems like these and just about gave up going but since it has always been a strong hobby of mine I had to change when I go & where I go. Instead of going on a huge Friday night release I now go on a Sunday or maybe a Saturday EARLY matinée...basically empty & quiet plus I get to save some money while I'm at it and every now and then catch a "free" second movie ;) then to top it off I go to a Theater that is far out away from "in town/city" that is a pain in the butt to get to by bus for the teens etc. (which happens to be the nicest one around also so it works out fine for me again).

And the last thing I do is never leave my house without carrying my sidearm. I have the LEGAL right to carry concealed and I exercise that right every single day. Everyone has their own views about the "public" and guns and thats fine, but I'd be damned if someone has the intent to harm me, a loved one or a close friend. That "ain't" gonna happen. Now that is not at all to say I rely on my right, because I NEVER have and don't need too, as I have absolutely no problem putting someone in their place to their face in a public setting. Especially since the usual loud retort "I don't think EVERYONE here paid good money to hear other people converse throughout this movie" or if I am really pissed just a simple but VERY loud STFU quiets them down quick enough.

Then I go to theater management after the movie is done and get some free tickets to any other showing at any other time just for the inconvenience of them not doing the job they actually get PAID to do. But in all honesty it gets to the point I don't even want to bother with people who have no common sense or basic decency to those around them...don't even get me started with crying, whiny bad attitude little demon children whose parents are OBLIVIOUS to their public terrorizing! Gets me mad just thinking about it.


It is sad that Oner is so correct in (his) assestment. It seems that the only safe way to enjoy a movie nowadays is at home with a nice home theatre set up.




Life is Grand !

571.1.2009 16:16
varnull
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FYI for windsong.. when I was in the peoples army I shot quite a lot of people thanks.. stone dead.

Going to the cinema here is a nightmare.. miles from anywhere in the middle of a horrible rough housing estate. Trying to get home after a film means braving the gang of teenage drunk yobs at the bus stop.. or walking through a very dangerous place.

So.. I download and watch at home.. or wait for them coming on tv.

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581.1.2009 16:51

Originally posted by windsong:
Too bad we dont have more competent mods here to remove some of the dumbasses on this board. And we dont seem to have a "report" button for the idiots who think its "no big deal" to shoot someone in the f'ing face.

Tell you what, goons..YOU shoot someone in the face, and see if you can NOT see that person's face in your dreams for the next 20 years.

Idiots.

All of you.
It is nice to see that for someone so opinionated to their views wants to oppress someone else view and opinions. This guy was an idiot to have shot the other man but the grand majority of us here share his message, not his deed which is why, as a person sharing his view and opinion, a lot of us can relate with his action for the message he brought across. No one wants to shoot someone else for the same reason and if you are too dense to understand that we here were all expressing an approval or in agreement to his actions as a clear message to STFU in a movie theater, then you obviously did not "get it". In short since you did not get it, these are opinions, nothing more and you have the ability to tune these out yourself if it so much offends you.

Calling people names is not going to get any sympathy here so I suggest you stop, point being keep your opinions to your self if this so bothers you, otherwise accept the posts for what they are, not for what you think they can be: they are just expressions of frustration, nothing more

591.1.2009 19:28

Originally posted by EnigmaCM:
Originally posted by windsong:
Too bad we dont have more competent mods here to remove some of the dumbasses on this board. And we dont seem to have a "report" button for the idiots who think its "no big deal" to shoot someone in the f'ing face.

Tell you what, goons..YOU shoot someone in the face, and see if you can NOT see that person's face in your dreams for the next 20 years.

Idiots.

All of you.
It is nice to see that for someone so opinionated to their views wants to oppress someone else view and opinions. This guy was an idiot to have shot the other man but the grand majority of us here share his message, not his deed which is why, as a person sharing his view and opinion, a lot of us can relate with his action for the message he brought across. No one wants to shoot someone else for the same reason and if you are too dense to understand that we here were all expressing an approval or in agreement to his actions as a clear message to STFU in a movie theater, then you obviously did not "get it". In short since you did not get it, these are opinions, nothing more and you have the ability to tune these out yourself if it so much offends you.

Calling people names is not going to get any sympathy here so I suggest you stop, point being keep your opinions to your self if this so bothers you, otherwise accept the posts for what they are, not for what you think they can be: they are just expressions of frustration, nothing more
Choice words. Nice post.

Globe & Bryston ~ I agree. Just to go to the movies + popcorn, candy, sodas & a couple of "Video Games while you wait" ends up costing what it would be for 2 BD's!...F that. I'll catch a matinée sneak in a 16 oz Coke and some candy. Done. The bulk of my "disposable income" will be invested into my house and home theater...
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602.1.2009 19:32

With all this going on, how's a college gal supposed to go and enjoy a movie with a date ?


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612.1.2009 22:51

Originally posted by Oner:
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Globe & Bryston ~ I agree. Just to go to the movies + popcorn, candy, sodas & a couple of "Video Games while you wait" ends up costing what it would be for 2 BD's!...F that. I'll catch a matinée sneak in a 16 oz Coke and some candy. Done. The bulk of my "disposable income" will be invested into my house and home theater...

I cheat, I stop at the Walgreens across the street and get the drink and munchies and sneak'em inside...


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622.1.2009 23:07

Originally posted by lamchops1:
With all this going on, how's a college gal supposed to go and enjoy a movie with a date ?
Watching the movie with your date, quietly hopefully :)



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632.1.2009 23:16

Originally posted by creaky:
Originally posted by lamchops1:
With all this going on, how's a college gal supposed to go and enjoy a movie with a date ?
Watching the movie with your date, quietly hopefully :)

Aha, or the dad might shoot his arse with a BB gun!


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643.1.2009 2:33

Originally posted by Oner:
The bulk of my "disposable income" will be invested into my house and home theater...
Speaking of which... Oner, you may want to check out my new set up on the "Post Pictures Of Your Setup (PS3 etc)!" thread. I have been working a ridiculous amount of hours to finally be able to reward myself with a high end Home Theater System...

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_jump.cfm/611047/4462207


Oner Edit: Yeah I saw that, real nice & clean! Hopefully this condo deal I am working on goes through...then I'll have to get with you for some audio options etc.
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653.1.2009 11:41

Originally posted by creaky:
Originally posted by lamchops1:
With all this going on, how's a college gal supposed to go and enjoy a movie with a date ?
Watching the movie with your date, quietly hopefully :)
Either that or learn sign language...then again a gang member in the audience might get the wrong impression and shoot away anyway. Personally, I gave up on the movie theater attending fiasco, it's just too much of a hassle: get ready, pick up your date, find parking....find parking....still can't find parking....found one....walk twenty blocks back to the movie theater, take out your debit/credit card only to learn their credit machine is broken, dig for cash, buy tickets, buy your 20 dollar small pop corn and drink bundle, getting a seat in a desired location and waiting through endless previews for the movie to start. By the time the movie starts I am beat and knocking out. And now I need to worry about getting shot for being too loud (would suck if I did knock out and snored away and got shot for it)? I would rather forget this and just rent a movie
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665.1.2009 19:49

Have you been in a movie theater in Philly? They don't shut up, it's incredible. I won't go to watch a movie in Philly.

It's wrong to get to extremes but Philly is out of control and you can get shot anywhere.

675.1.2009 21:00

Wasn't Philly was one of the first stadiums to have an in house jail with judge? It wasn't cause of their courteous behavior....
Even the Philly fans that come to my neck of the words (WDC) are just down right rude and nasty during games and that's putting it mildly.

685.1.2009 22:31

I'm glad no one had a gun when I took my Whoopie cushion to the movie! That was when I was a kid, I had a blast, but now days I would have been shot.


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695.1.2009 22:39

After reading the last several posts, I may need to come to the conclusion, that we, as a people, have become much less tolerant, and rather short tempered and selfish. This sadly, is nothing to aspire to.


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705.1.2009 23:23

Quote:
that we, as a people, have become much less tolerant, and rather short tempered and selfish

History repeating itself - nothing new and as usual the same is said about every generation or period of history. Colonialization is just one of many examples. But that is for another thread - not this one.

If taken just in the context of this article - why should be people be tolerant of rude behavior in a movie theater that they paid good money for? I don't stand for it. Granted shooting isn't the answer but if you read the posts in the thread - EnigmaCM put it nicely - people have had enough of this behavior - I do not call that short tempered - more like trying to be tolerant than finally saying enough is enough.
People have adjusted when they go to the movies just to get away from the poor behavior and Hollywood wonders why ticket sales are down (well that & bad movies).
Selfish well yeah I like to watch my movie in a nice quiet theater eating my popcorn and not listening to cells going off, people just rambling about anything or crying babies in an R rated movie.



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716.1.2009 11:10

Originally posted by binkie7:
Quote:
that we, as a people, have become much less tolerant, and rather short tempered and selfish

History repeating itself - nothing new and as usual the same is said about every generation or period of history. Colonialization is just one of many examples. But that is for another thread - not this one.

If taken just in the context of this article - why should be people be tolerant of rude behavior in a movie theater that they paid good money for? I don't stand for it. Granted shooting isn't the answer but if you read the posts in the thread - EnigmaCM put it nicely - people have had enough of this behavior - I do not call that short tempered - more like trying to be tolerant than finally saying enough is enough.
People have adjusted when they go to the movies just to get away from the poor behavior and Hollywood wonders why ticket sales are down (well that & bad movies).
Selfish well yeah I like to watch my movie in a nice quiet theater eating my popcorn and not listening to cells going off, people just rambling about anything or crying babies in an R rated movie.

Thank you sir for the praise. I mean, in general, no matter where you are from or wherever you watch your movies you are always going to face a loud mouth here and there, there is no avoiding it. This is going to sound morbidly funny but I would love to beat the hell out of the person who allowed eating in the theater. That adds to the noise. Then you got the loudmouths which makes it worse. And I love the solution most theaters have resulted to: turn up the volume. I know in Florida they have started cell phone canceling modules to jam phone signals, why not make industry wide? My thing is this idiot did two things, one right and one wrong: he helped reawaken frustrations myself and others have when going to the movie theater and in his message, basically did a "I told you to STFU", something all of us have always wanted to hear or see or even do. The bad thing is the guy got shot and his family was assaulted by that highly salted popcorn. They should of listened is all I would say in this case. I don't approve of his methods but it will be very hard to disagree that he got his point across and had it just been a fist fight or an argument, I would of felt no sympathy for said victim.

On a separate note, wonder what would happen if someone showed up late, opening the door, letting light in and looking around either for a seat or their friends? For these people I would recommend tripping them. Sure it is considered assault if caught and charged but it gets the point across as well without a gunshot lol. Finally, for all "non sympathizers": as I stated in a previous post, these viewpoints are all opinions we have a right to express and, in my opinion, reflect what most of us are fed up about and thus result in all these responses you might find offensive or just wrong. You know what they say about opinions: opinions are like...., everyone has one; well you know what I mean, I just hope people here can understand or comprehend sarcasm

727.1.2009 20:55
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Originally posted by windsong:
Too bad we dont have more competent mods here to remove some of the dumbasses on this board. And we dont seem to have a "report" button for the idiots who think its "no big deal" to shoot someone in the f'ing face.

Tell you what, goons..YOU shoot someone in the face, and see if you can NOT see that person's face in your dreams for the next 20 years.

Idiots.

All of you.
He shot him in the ARM, you moron ...! Don't you know how to read ? What is wrong with that ?

737.1.2009 20:59
zorb43
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Quote:
Originally posted by Oner:
I've been to MANY theaters with problems like these and just about gave up going but since it has always been a strong hobby of mine I had to change when I go & where I go. Instead of going on a huge Friday night release I now go on a Sunday or maybe a Saturday EARLY matinée...basically empty & quiet plus I get to save some money while I'm at it and every now and then catch a "free" second movie ;) then to top it off I go to a Theater that is far out away from "in town/city" that is a pain in the butt to get to by bus for the teens etc. (which happens to be the nicest one around also so it works out fine for me again).

And the last thing I do is never leave my house without carrying my sidearm. I have the LEGAL right to carry concealed and I exercise that right every single day. Everyone has their own views about the "public" and guns and thats fine, but I'd be damned if someone has the intent to harm me, a loved one or a close friend. That "ain't" gonna happen. Now that is not at all to say I rely on my right, because I NEVER have and don't need too, as I have absolutely no problem putting someone in their place to their face in a public setting. Especially since the usual loud retort "I don't think EVERYONE here paid good money to hear other people converse throughout this movie" or if I am really pissed just a simple but VERY loud STFU quiets them down quick enough.

Then I go to theater management after the movie is done and get some free tickets to any other showing at any other time just for the inconvenience of them not doing the job they actually get PAID to do. But in all honesty it gets to the point I don't even want to bother with people who have no common sense or basic decency to those around them...don't even get me started with crying, whiny bad attitude little demon children whose parents are OBLIVIOUS to their public terrorizing! Gets me mad just thinking about it.


It is sad that Oner is so correct in (his) assestment. It seems that the only safe way to enjoy a movie nowadays is at home with a nice home theatre set up.
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748.1.2009 0:36
zorb43
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Originally posted by varnull:
FYI for windsong.. when I was in the peoples army I shot quite a lot of people thanks.. stone dead.

Going to the cinema here is a nightmare.. miles from anywhere in the middle of a horrible rough housing estate. Trying to get home after a film means braving the gang of teenage drunk yobs at the bus stop.. or walking through a very dangerous place.

So.. I download and watch at home.. or wait for them coming on tv.
Jesus Varnull ! ... Where do you live ?

758.1.2009 0:52
zorb43
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by EnigmaCM:
Originally posted by windsong:
Too bad we dont have more competent mods here to remove some of the dumbasses on this board. And we dont seem to have a "report" button for the idiots who think its "no big deal" to shoot someone in the f'ing face.

Tell you what, goons..YOU shoot someone in the face, and see if you can NOT see that person's face in your dreams for the next 20 years.

Idiots.

All of you.
It is nice to see that for someone so opinionated to their views wants to oppress someone else view and opinions. This guy was an idiot to have shot the other man but the grand majority of us here share his message, not his deed which is why, as a person sharing his view and opinion, a lot of us can relate with his action for the message he brought across. No one wants to shoot someone else for the same reason and if you are too dense to understand that we here were all expressing an approval or in agreement to his actions as a clear message to STFU in a movie theater, then you obviously did not "get it". In short since you did not get it, these are opinions, nothing more and you have the ability to tune these out yourself if it so much offends you.

Calling people names is not going to get any sympathy here so I suggest you stop, point being keep your opinions to your self if this so bothers you, otherwise accept the posts for what they are, not for what you think they can be: they are just expressions of frustration, nothing more
Choice words. Nice post.

Globe & Bryston ~ I agree. Just to go to the movies + popcorn, candy, sodas & a couple of "Video Games while you wait" ends up costing what it would be for 2 BD's!...F that. I'll catch a matinée sneak in a 16 oz Coke and some candy. Done. The bulk of my "disposable income" will be invested into my house and home theater...
I also agree 100% but you might want to lay off of the candy and coke ... I see these 300# slobs around the movie theater all the time shoving all that crap down their faces ... you know they have to stink with Diabitees .....

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