Going to the theater these days is not what it used to be: People talking in theater, unsupervised kids, cell phones, and commercials before previews are some of the more recent annoyances that are afflicting the serious moviegoer these days.
When you go to the theater, what is the thing that annoys you most. I've tried to put as many as I can think of in the poll, but I'm sure I forgot a few things. If so, please specify under others.
My peeve? Unsupervised kids
It seems that every movie we see these days, has a bunch of kids, anywhere from 6 to 14 or so, sitting in groups, the front seats, talking incessantly, constantly getting up from their seat, etc. No parents are ever in sight. Now I don't know if these brain-dead parents are in the back of the theater, at another showing, or if they just dropped off their kids and let them fend for themselves while they went to the bar or something. But it's starting to really get on my nerves. These kids are loud and hyperactive as hell, probably the result of sucking down Mountain Dews all day.
We saw Jurassic Park III a while back, sitting about four rows back. A rather overweight girl in front of us, perhaps 10 or 11 years of age, kept getting up from her seat to get refills of Pepsi. (This particular theater had 75 cent refills. I swear she must have gotten up for refills four or five times…that explains the weight.) This was on top of the annoying talking, gum-chewing, seat kicking, running up and down the aisles, etc. that her friends partook in.
I invite your comments and horror stories.