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Do You Multitask at the Movie Theater?

mrosen814 2012/09/21 21:00:00
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Are you tweeting away or messaging your Facebook friends when watching a movie? Well, according to a recent Pew Study, an increasing amount of teens certainly are. A recent poll from The Hollywood Reporter found that "80 percent of TV viewers like to browse Facebook while they watch their favorite shows. The poll also found that young people (ages 18-34) would like to use social media while they are watching movies in theaters, if given the choice."

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM reports:
According to a recent Pew Study, the number of teens who text is increasing, as is the number of texts sent per day. Given this, it's probably not the most OMG-worthy news to most young people that a recent poll from The Hollywood Reporter found that 80 percent of TV viewers like to browse Facebook while they watch their favorite shows.
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  • Dweezle 2012/09/22 11:08:50
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Dweezle
    +6
    the theaters I use will quickly escort cell users from the movie.

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  • Heather-Turner 2013/05/22 15:25:35
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    Heather-Turner
    Not on my phone. I talk. To myself.
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/03 19:22:44
  • Pronatalist Pronatalist 2012/10/02 23:06:37
    Yes, I like to share my reactions with friends in real-time
    Pronatalist Pronatalist
    That's a reason I rarely ever go to a movie theater to watch a movie. Whatever for? They have this strange expectation that people are to be quiet and not talk, and how do you back up the movie to an earlier point, pause the movie, or adjust the volume? Isn't it a far better value, to just own the DVD? After all, we didn't buy those big-screen TVs, to just not use them?

    I can't imagine how a person can just sit for 2 hours, sucking up all that Hollywood liberal movie brain-washing propaganda, without saying a word, and yet people have the gall to complain if the preacher runs a little long in his sermon. Why can't people spend hours into a good book (or e-reader), such as the Holy Bible?
  • Dave 007 2012/09/30 11:59:59
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Dave 007
    Those clowns who multitask at the movies are the reason why I don't go anymore. I rather rent and watch in the comfort of my home.
  • Kenneth Huang 2012/09/28 01:37:03
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Kenneth Huang
    When I'm watching a movie (or TV show), I want to be immersed in the full experience. Sometimes I have to do something else during a movie and I hate it.
  • Quazimoto 2012/09/25 17:21:38
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Quazimoto
    +1
    No, I don't go to the movies to protest these hypocrites in Hollyweird.
  • dan 2012/09/25 16:39:48
    No, I don't like the distraction
    dan
    +1
    But then I dont go to the movies all slop liberal drul.
  • Meagan 2012/09/25 16:14:55
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Meagan
    +1
    I go to a movie theatre to watch a movie and I respect that others are there trying to do the same.
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/09/25 15:36:20
    No, I don't like the distraction
    nightcrawler2005
    +1
    NEVER. If I go to the movies I go their to watch the movie. To sit their and play with your phone while the movies on is completely ignorant to who ever your with. If you can't put the cell down for a couple hours you have serious mental issues and should get help.
  • lovelygoddess101 2012/09/25 14:10:23
    No, I don't like the distraction
    lovelygoddess101
    +1
    Movies are too expensive to watch in theaters for me to distract myself.
  • 001 2012/09/25 13:42:44
    No, I don't like the distraction
    001
    +1
    If you want to discuss it with others you can wait until after the movie. It's also distracting for other people if you use your phone in the theater.
  • Sarina 2012/09/25 02:55:08
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Sarina
    No, I just like going to the movies and watching, and then when we meet up for a drink, we can dicuss then. I find people who do this to be so annoying.
  • wes 2012/09/25 01:02:11
    No, I don't like the distraction
    wes
    +1
    And with the growing rude activity that's allowed in movie theaters today, I'm not surprised that they are no more than a cheap place for the rude little bastards to hide and that decent mannered people avoid like the plague......
  • Ramón 2012/09/25 00:35:17
    Yes, I like to share my reactions with friends in real-time
    Ramón
    I was doing that before there were cell phones. I ate popcorn and watched the movie and said, "Mmm. Thas good" all at the same time!
  • brian 2012/09/24 23:31:02
    No, I don't like the distraction
    brian
    +3
    If I'm paying 10 or more dollars for a movie and I can't put it on pause, then I do nothing but look and listen. And I had better be able to recite the whole damn thing verbatim at the end. I will stop chewing my popcorn to hear what is going on. I'm sure not going to play socialite on my star trek communicator.
  • John T. 2012/09/24 21:06:31
    No, I don't like the distraction
    John T.
    I haven’t since I got I haven’t since I got married. married.
  • Emmy 2012/09/24 20:39:24
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Emmy
    +1
    I think that's stupid. You payed your money to watch the movie, and you're missing it because ur busy texting your friend about the movie you're at. There was a girl in the row under us, and me and my friend actually told her to turn it off.
  • Abbey Sixx 2012/09/24 20:32:10
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Abbey Sixx
    +2
    I hate it when people do that!!!
  • ~SweetAngel~ 2012/09/24 20:25:28
    No, I don't like the distraction
    ~SweetAngel~
    +1
    For the price of movies and that's not even including the popcorn and drink, no way do I want distractions, and if i see someone near me texting I tell them take it outside
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/09/24 20:19:17
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    Sarah Alexander
    I don't text or go on facebook, but if I've been dragged to the movies I actually get real work done - I'll read a research paper I'm using as a reference or start my paper.. something, I just really don't like movies. I have such little free time that I want to spend what I have actually talking to friends, not sitting in the dark staring at a screen. I don't use a cell screen or ipad or computer though because it is rude to other people.
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2012/09/24 19:57:18
  • Royo 2012/09/24 19:55:27
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    Royo
    I use it before the movie and maybe ONCE during it to say how awesome or terrible it is. I don't try to be burdensome though.
  • NakedRei 2012/09/24 19:36:57
    No, I don't like the distraction
    NakedRei
    Not *during* the movie, but I do until the lights go down.
  • Mark DeBarbieri 2012/09/24 19:28:43
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Mark DeBarbieri
    +1
    It is irresponsible and rude
  • Robert Strobel 2012/09/24 19:17:46
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Robert Strobel
    There better not be anyone texting or on their phone while I'm watching a show I'd destroy their phone. And if they called the police, I would file theft charges against them for stealingthe movie from me.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/09/24 18:34:52
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    I want to see the movie!

    In the old days at "Drive-In" theaters I was only too happy to multi-task if I had a date sitting next to me!
  • ExVietnam Tenness... 2012/09/24 19:03:18
    ExVietnam
    +1
    That's a good reply - funny.
  • Shadow Wolf 2012/09/24 17:49:32
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Shadow Wolf
    +2
    no..i paid for the movie..why the hell would i txt or do something other than watching the movie i spent money on lol
  • Rod 2012/09/24 17:10:36
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Rod
    +2
    Of course not. I have more respect for other people than to possibly be a distraction to them while they may trying to watch the movie. If the movie is that bad and I need to do something else, then I'll just leave.
  • mm61675 Rod 2012/09/24 18:56:19
    mm61675
    i agree 100%
  • nicesteve 2012/09/24 16:54:19
    No, I don't like the distraction
    nicesteve
    +1
    Get real! If I'm going to pay eight bucks or more for a movie ticket, then I'm going to try
    to obtain my money's worth, and watch the movie. Usually, celllphones and other similar
    devices are supposed to be powered off inside motion picture theaters, to boot. That's
    known to be good etiquette for attending a motion picture viewing. Always avoid any
    unneccessary distractions around your fellow motion picture fans.
  • missravenx 2012/09/24 16:53:35
    No, I don't like the distraction
    missravenx
    Actually my answer is No, I don't go to movie theatres.
  • rcardon 2012/09/24 16:45:42
    No, I don't like the distraction
    rcardon
    +1
    Plus, I find it very distracting when people do it, so I never do, 'cause I don't want to do that to other people.
  • ExVietnam rcardon 2012/09/24 19:01:14
    ExVietnam
    Good reply; but being wrapped up in themselves, teenagers really don't care. Anyway, isn't it a form of ADD?
  • 13_JunkyardDog 2012/09/24 16:40:31
  • Ketel-One 2012/09/24 16:35:52
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Ketel-One
    Other than eat
  • WanderingWeirdly 2012/09/24 16:29:03
    No, I don't like the distraction
    WanderingWeirdly
    +3
    People who use phones during movies are inconsiderate pricks!!
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/09/24 16:27:46
    No, I don't like the distraction
    BlackwinterG36C
    Sorry I turn off my phone when I watch a movie like one should!
  • newleaf 2012/09/24 16:16:32
    No, I don't like the distraction
    newleaf
    Utterly rude! Watch only in tv if you have no attention span!!!
  • Moonage 2012/09/24 16:08:42
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Moonage
    +1
    It's just rude with no justification at all.

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