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"Old People" Ruining The Movie Experience

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Postby boston_jeff » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:57 pm

Young people are the worst. Motherfuckers receiving nextel pages and verbally responding or talking on their bluetooths, tittering teenagers and college students, young couples who bring their babies to adult movies that are three hours long (LOTR), kids obviously trying to get a twofer by walking into the theater 15 minutes late and disrupting everything.

Alltime worst: I went to see the first of the more recent Star Wars films (which sucked anyway). The experience was absolutely ruined by a young couple, one of whom was translating the entire dialogue of the film from English to Spanish.

In most all instances I complained but it doesn't always work, especially if they are older teens who think they are gangsters. The usher thing is a great idea, it always works at the ballpark for me.

As far as old people go, I saw "the Aristocrats" at a weekday matinee at my favorite indie cinema. I think I was the only person in that theater younger than 60. It was fun to hear so many retirees laughing at vile incest jokes...good times. "Did he just say c--- Ethel?"
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Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:25 pm

No Movie for Old Men: Soylent Green
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Postby Ann R » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:27 pm

butters wrote:"Attack of the Old People" is not occurring at the movie theatres.
It's taking place every time i go to the grocery store.

(so sorry for being ageist)


LOLOLOLOL

Did you know that old people go to the grocery store when their social security checks come? I think it's the first Tuesday of the month. You'll know to stay away when you see Angels Attic van in front of the store. Seriously though at least Copps opens up more checkouts. At Cub you can wait in line for a hour - they never open more checkouts.
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Postby Shipley » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:17 pm

I wish I'd seen Juno before it got so popular. Not because I feel like I need to see a movie before the hype and be cool, but because the sheer number of old ladies who came for the saturday matinee.

"Hee hee, this is a good movie!"

who the hell says that in the middle of a movie? I'd suggest they wait for it to hit video, but they might not live that long.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:26 pm

To paraphrase Pete Townshend: Hope you die before you get old.
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Postby Shipley » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:45 pm

In all likelihood I will, but thanks for the sentiment.
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Postby aaron » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:05 am

Shipley wrote:In all likelihood I will, but thanks for the sentiment.


One can only hope. As insufferable as you are now, we can only imagine what you will be like as an old fart.
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Postby ms.deeds » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:32 am

I can't recall any of my movie viewing experiences being marred by oldies. Teenagers and people who bring their infants? Oh, yeah. Why somebody would subject other paying movie-goers to their squalling spawn is beyond me.
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Postby boston_jeff » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:53 am

Ironic live baby crying throughout "Juno" yesterday...
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Postby Shipley » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:48 pm

aaron wrote:As insufferable as you are now, we can only imagine what you will be like as an old fart.


Oh thats rich. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw bags of M&Ms.
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Postby Ryanwiz » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:02 am

blunt wrote:Younger dumbass blabbermouths? Yep.
Older gumflappers? Not so much.
Really really young disrupter:
when Alien first came out a friend and I snuck underagedly in and were dismayed to hear a baby crying just as things were starting to get good.
Horribly annoying.
And who would subliminally infect an infant with violent content?
Yuk.
After an interminable period of wah wah wahs, my friend suddenly stood up on hid seat and yelled:
"LOSE. THE FUCKING. CHILD!"
Stunned silence interrupted by thunderous applause as a guy clutching a baby got up and scurried from the theater.



Hilariously awesome.
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