August 4, 2010 by admncc
My wife and I took our daughter to see “Ramona and Beezus” on Saturday night. Before the movie started, we were sitting there talking about how many 3-D movies are coming out these days. It seems like every trailer we’ve recently seen has been for a 3-D movie. Now, of course we have seen some movies in 3-D, but almost consider it a waste of money – because the 3-D glasses are an extra $3 per person and we usually just end up throwing them into the donation box on our way out of the theater. Well…our feelings may have changed.
Shortly after the movie started, two high-school-age girls came into the theater and started walking up the stairs towards us. As they were walking to sit down, one of their cell phones rang out – at this point, I knew it was going to be a long movie. They ended up sitting directly behind us. Once seated, they proceed to laugh, talk and fart out loud. Several people around us made the “ssshhhh” noise, but these girls didn’t care. One of their cell phones rang out loud two more times and they also kept on talking.
My wife is always very political, but I could tell that her blood was boiling. However, our daughter was there, so I knew she’d keep it toned down, even if provoked. After their talking continued, my wife turned around and below is the conversation that followed:
- Mrs. CC – “Can you please be quiet?”
- Punk Girl – “Make us.”
- Mrs. CC – “Your phone keeps going off and your talking is a distraction.”
- Punk Girl – “Why don’t you shut up?”
- Mrs. CC – “Do you want me to call security?”
- Punk Girl – “Go ahead.”
- Mrs. CC – “Don’t tempt me.”
- Punk Girl – “Tempting!”
So my wife went to get security, at which time, I heard one of the girls say to the other, “Uh oh.” But here’s the interesting part – as my wife came back up the stairs with security, a woman also seated behind us jumped up and said, “Hey, I’m their aunt, I’ll take care of it, you (talking to the security officer) can talk to me.” So he did and the aunt told the girls to knock it off. My question…where was the aunt for the twenty minutes leading up to this incident? She was there, but did nothing.
After we left the theater, my wife told me that one of the girls had intermittently kicked the back of her seat for the rest of the movie. I wish I had known that, because I would have had them thrown out of the theater. But my wife decided that it didn’t occur enough to warrant further argument.
So let’s get back to the price of 3-D movie tickets. Yeah, we’re on board with them now. If paying an extra $9 as a family gets us into a movie with fewer riffraff; that will be fine with us.