July 21, 2013 at 7:58 pm #106209
I was at a screening of The Conjuring, a welcomed addition to the horror genre b-t-dubs, the other day with a bunch of friends and the theater was full. Luckily we found some seats and to our dismay, we sat next to probably some of the noisiest neighbors ever. I’ve never been to a theater in which these group of people who basically narrated the entire half of the movie until I told them to shut up (well, not really, more like ‘sorry, can you please be quiet?’). Worst movie-going experience ever.
lol I’d love to hear some stories if anyone would like to share. .July 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm #106211
On a different level, but horrifying –
I was in college, basically majoring in film viewing (had access to a lot of 16 mm prints that were shown in classes and by film groups).
Anyway, still was catching up. I’d never seen Psycho, so I was thrilled that someone was showing it in an auditorium with projectors. They had cleared that the room was empty for a couple hours.
The film started – about 30 minutes in, just before the shower sequence, a teacher shows up and says class was about to start.
The film was cancelled. Fortunately, it got rescheduled for the next day (saw it from the start),
That sucked.July 21, 2013 at 11:52 pm #106212
I had only one negative experience with a fellow audience member, and this occurred during The Kampala Story. A man, after walking in mid-way through the short-film that preceded the movie, decided to sit next to me and he kept falling in and out of consciousness. Every once in a while he’d let out a huge snore. The first time he did it was awful because the movie had a slower pace, so when he did let out one of his reverberating noises, people thought it was someone acting like the film was really boring; everyone looked for the noise in the room, and I was the unfortunate recipient of many mistaken glares.July 22, 2013 at 12:40 am #106213
lol wait, Narcolepsy, or was he deliberately doing it? Rude…July 22, 2013 at 4:09 am #106214
I had an acid flashback in the middle of ‘Se7en’.
Spent the whole film thinking the world was going to end when they opened the box, but couldn’t move out of my seat.
Beat that.July 22, 2013 at 6:14 am #106215
I pretty much hate any time someone brings a kid to a movie that is NOT meant for children. The worst instance of this was when my brothers and I went to watch ‘Flight’. There was an entire family in the row in front of us: mother, father, and three kids whose ages look as though they ranged from 6-12 at most. If you’ve seen ‘Flight’, then you know it starts with full frontla nudity, profanity, and drug use… It was uncomfortable. Finally, they got up and left after they realized this wasn’t a kid-friendly film.
A scary situation took place when I went to see ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. in the middle of the film, there was very loud shouting coming from the other side of the door that lead to the parking lot, and everyone could audibly hear two men fighting outside, and then one of them started banging very loudly on the door, startling many people. Keep in mind that this was just after the Aurora shootings, so people were very much on alert. They stopped the movie as security investigated. Minutes later they continued the film, but offered us all free tickets, which was nice of them.July 22, 2013 at 6:47 am #106217
My worst experience was by far in Avatar.
I can only remeber a boy was throwing popcorns to behing (just on my seat) and fter a good 5 minutes a told him to stop, he continued and I got so mad so mad that after some good 10 minutes I threw my half full bucket of popcorns at him. I really regreat my decision, I could have easily called someone from the cinema but I was so mad.
After that incident I kept watching the film and he left the room, the movie sucked by the way.July 22, 2013 at 8:30 am #106218
Well, lately, I’d say it is at a Drive-In. They dont have them back ‘home’, so going to one here I saw as a nostalgic treat, until the oppressive heat where you have to keep putting the AC on, and the mosquitos, dashed my fantasies. Plus, a person puking up the “phud”from the concession stand.
In the past, probably the worst experience was at an Arthouse theatre, where a guy dressed like a cast member from Midnight in Paris had stacked his bags/suitcases at the end of the aisle, in the dark, and I tripped over them with a bag of popcorn in my hand. Yeah, he wore the stuff, which he didnt seem to appreciate. Too bad, freak,
Lol.July 22, 2013 at 8:46 am #106219
This is a while back but when the Godzilla movie with Matthew Broderick came out I saw it with my dad (I think I was 8 or 9) and the movie froze in the middle and they moved us to another showing and we had to start from the beginning again well this time the movie stopped 5 minuted before the end………horrible.July 22, 2013 at 9:10 am #106221
A scary situation took place when I went to see ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. in the middle of the film, there was very loud shouting coming from the other side of the door that lead to the parking lot, and everyone could audibly hear two men fighting outside, and then one of them started banging very loudly on the door, startling many people. Keep in mind that this was just after the Aurora shootings, so people were very much on alert. They stopped the movie as security investigated. Minutes later they continued the film, but offered us all free tickets, which was nice of them.
I had a similar experience except it occurred in the theater. In the early 90’s at The Silence of the Lambs during the quietly intense scene where Clarice is explaining the meaning of the film’s title everyone is very tense not knowing what will happen next and all of a sudden a fight broke out several rows ahead of us. Totally freaked us out. We saw the exit door open and someone run out. People started yelling for them to turn off the movie. They finally did and investigated and everything turned out okay but for those few minutes we didn’t know if someone was left bleeding in their seat. We also got a free ticket.July 22, 2013 at 9:31 am #106222
My worst film-going experience was when a couple was sitting behind me with their baby who wouldn’t stop crying throughout the duration of the film (can’t remember what the film was, but I know it was for something that was rated-R). They were foreigners, so no matter how much people tried to shush them or stare at them or outright tell them to quiet/remove their baby, they didn’t register the complaints from the audience. No one said anything to the attendants as I recall, and it was so bad, I had to go see the film again to gather what content I’d missed the first time around. Just an awful experience on practically every level. It’s worth noting that most of my bad theater experiences either involved other boorish people or the one time the film projector broke 30 minutes into the showing.July 22, 2013 at 10:43 am #106223
Transformers cut off with thirty seconds to go and The Dark Knight Rises with three minutes.