Ok, I just read that thread about the deluxe theatre, seating only 40 people and the tickets go for $35. So, I wanted to start a thread about the way people act in theatres and share some lovely things I've had to deal with and why I would GLADLY pay more to avoid that if it was a movie I was greatly looking forward to. I don't know if it's the area or what, but I've lived in Washington state for about 6 years now and it's introduced me to a new level of rudeness at theatres. Which is odd, because otherwise I like the people in the area. Anyways, things that happen pretty much at EVERY movie I go to: -Walking in late, while staring around for a seat in front of people in the front isle. - Getting up and coming back during the movie while in NO WAY ducking or moving quickly or even trying to walk lightly. - While the incidents of people talking on their cell phones has decreased, they still love to turn their cell phones on checking lord-knows-what while the glow of their cell phone shines like beacon for an airplane (guess what- everyone sees you, you aren't clever) -Talking in general. Making comments about everything. -Idiots laughing at EVERYTHING happening in the movie, even f'n dramas. -Having a completely open theatre but sitting within 1 or 2 seats from me or the other lone group/person Ok, I could go on. Anyways, recently I had to get refunds for Cloverfield because there was a, well, socially challanged girl laughing and talking about everything going on to her apparently socially challenged boyfriend. And there was no other seats to go to for a group of 3. This was the Sunday after it came out. However, even more recently, I went to see Doomsday- a fun stupid action movie. The place was about a quarter full, but for the most part the left side of the auditorium was empty, which is where me and my friends sat. We were a pretty good amount of space from anyone else. Then, of course coming in right at the beginning of the movie, this guy and some teen kid came in and sat in the row in front of us, right in front of us. Since the movie was already started, I just sat there, until I noticed a terrible odor that consisted of cigarrettes and body odor. The kind of body odor that tells you this guy has a job that makes him sweat, and he is still wearing the clothes he sweats in every day and hasn't washed them in about 3 years. So, I moved a few rows up. Not good enough. The odor went up the entire theatre. I kid you not, anyone on the left side no matter how far up had to leave their seats, and my group and I ended up sitting on the right, now around a bunch of people. Besides my chair getting kicked a few times (a lot of people seem unaware that there is matter around them when they move) everything else was ok. Ok, to sum it up, I have no idea why people act this way and if I had to pay an extra $25 a ticket to guarantee a good expereince for a movie I am highly anticipating, I would.