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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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  • PapaBC 2012/09/24 15:58:26
    No, I don't like the distraction
    PapaBC
    I really dis-like those idiots that must have the cell going during the whole movie. It 'Fs' up everyone elses enjoyment of the movies.
  • charles nelson 2012/09/24 15:33:42
    No, I don't like the distraction
    charles nelson
    I'm cheap and am there to watch the movie, but when I get out the door.
  • Rdtourist 2012/09/24 15:26:53
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Rdtourist
    I once gave a popcorn shower to a group of America' s future leaders from the constant cell phone usage in the theater. Amazngly, once I stated the obvious they turned them off and eventually just left, it was a soft thinking type movie, not a Transformers noise and destruction movie..

    BTW, where do these kids get the money to waste on $20 a head movies they often do not watch or even stay for?
  • Brooke A. McWilliams 2012/09/24 14:54:40
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Brooke A. McWilliams
    +1
    What's the point of going to the movie then
  • Sperry23 2012/09/24 14:51:43
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Sperry23
    With the exorbitant cost of tickets and munchies, I'm going to watch the film and get my money's worth... or at least as much as I can with all the twits around me talking and texting.
  • katchan 2012/09/24 14:49:53
    No, I don't like the distraction
    katchan
    +1
    And, of course, I'm not a teenager, so I can focus on just one thing :)
  • fortycal_sig 2012/09/24 14:45:31
    No, I don't like the distraction
    fortycal_sig
    +1
    Would walk out of a movie that sucked that bad before I tweeted about it.
  • RicksterBear 2012/09/24 14:40:39
    No, I don't like the distraction
    RicksterBear
    Teenagers today all have ADD! They can't function without a damn cell phone.
  • Melissa! 2012/09/24 14:33:15
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Melissa!
    +2
    I HATE it when people do that. If you're gonna do that why pay for a movie?
  • ville3238 2012/09/24 14:31:41
    No, I don't like the distraction
    ville3238
    I simply do not because it is very distracting and rude. Even though some may think their being discreet their wrong. The light from your phone device can be seen even from the front row.
  • Rhett Lannan 2012/09/24 14:29:21
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Rhett Lannan
    +2
    There is a special level in Hell reserved for child molesters and those who talk in the theaters.
  • (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<) 2012/09/24 14:28:06
    No, I don't like the distraction
    (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<)
    +2
    No and people that do piss me off.
  • The heartless 2012/09/24 12:37:41
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    The heartless
    I play fruit ninja on my ipod before the movie starts and then i turn it off to watch the picture.
  • Ameera 2012/09/24 09:48:45
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Ameera
    no! im there to watch the movie. hate it when others are multitasking during a movie
  • El Prez 2012/09/24 09:13:25
    No, I don't like the distraction
    El Prez
    If you can't conrol yourself, don't go!! If I am there I will get real loud in correcting your dumb assed behavior.
  • CrazyJason 2012/09/24 08:41:43
    Yes, I like to share my reactions with friends in real-time
    CrazyJason
    Yes- she enjoys it
  • timothy.hill.14 2012/09/24 08:10:48
    No, I don't like the distraction
    timothy.hill.14
    Theaters are not the place to do these things. Stay home if you do this or I'll throw popcorn at you.
  • Playerazzi 2012/09/24 07:46:09
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Playerazzi
    +2
    First of all, I almost never go. I'll wait and see the movie at home. Unless it's VERY good and in 3D.

    Second of all, this is just silly. Watch the damn flick, and enjoy it. Sheesh.
  • Bob DiN 2012/09/24 05:17:30
    Yes, I like to share my reactions with friends in real-time
    Bob DiN
    Most of the time.
  • Derbyhat 2012/09/24 03:46:15
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Derbyhat
    +2
    You don't spend $50 for tickets, popcorn, drinks and candy to attend a movie just to link up with friends. Not intending to make light of it, but illuminate your cell phone screen toward others trying to watch an entertaining movie in some circles is a death wish on the verge of being granted.
  • strawberry 2012/09/24 02:02:41
    No, I don't like the distraction
    strawberry
    +2
    I go to the theater to watch the movie.
  • hilda 2012/09/24 01:50:52
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    hilda
    +1
    If the movie's boring, my face is glued to my phone. Otherwise, I'm very into the movie.
  • Rocky Raccoon 2012/09/24 01:02:28
  • MissAdventure 2012/09/24 00:08:14
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    MissAdventure
    +1
    If people are seated nearby I won't text out of respect for them, but if there are only a few people in the theater, who cares?
  • logan-er-a-tops 2012/09/23 23:34:10
    Yes, I like to share my reactions with friends in real-time
    logan-er-a-tops
    +1
    Unless you know it's a marvel movie or something then everything goes off until the very end of the credits
  • Beagle Mom 2012/09/23 23:13:52
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Beagle Mom
    +1
    But at work in a call center......it is some time the only thing that keeps me sane.
  • Mvr 2012/09/23 22:25:30
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Mvr
    +3
    Prices now at movie are to expensive to be multi-tasking.
  • calvin236 2012/09/23 22:10:30 (edited)
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    calvin236
    +2
    If it's a good movie, i will only multitask by eating popcorn and drinking soda. But sometimes i do have the urge to multitask during some (very few) movies.
  • jay 2012/09/23 22:06:18 (edited)
    Yes, I like to share my reactions with friends in real-time
    jay
    +1
    I went to see "2016" and I texted Obama all the bad things they were saying about him so he could do something about it. Obama has several snitch websites that you can report people to. One of them is called AttackWatch and you can report everybody to Obama.
  • AmericanVirus 2012/09/23 21:59:30
    No, I don't like the distraction
    AmericanVirus
    +1
    Unless you count making out or fooling around
  • Son of Furious 2012/09/23 21:14:40
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Son of Furious
    +2
    I turn my cell phone off as soon as I sit down, sometimes even before I enter the theater.
  • melissa 2012/09/23 20:15:27
    No, I don't like the distraction
    melissa
    +2
    HELL NO! When I go to the movies I HAVE one thing and one thing only to enjoy the movie depending on which movie I'm watching. That time is for me to just relax for a few minutes or so. No stress, no drama or BS none of that.
  • ASithLordsPoet/angelpoet17/ 2012/09/23 19:28:27
    No, I don't like the distraction
    ASithLordsPoet/angelpoet17/
    +1
    TThats against the law i can citizen arrest his ass for that
  • Let'sGoToLondon 2012/09/23 18:55:32
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    Let'sGoToLondon
    +1
    Oooh yess! Lol!
  • Rebel [SHP] 2012/09/23 18:36:33
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Rebel [SHP]
    +3
    Of course not that's rude, and besides many theaters watch and throw people out who do that.
  • John 2012/09/23 18:30:25
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  • JR 2012/09/23 18:16:48
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    JR
    +1
    Specially when I was younger full of raging hormones.
  • METALheadMom 2012/09/23 17:46:01
    No, I don't like the distraction
    METALheadMom
    +2
    AND, if I see you doing it, my popcorn and maybe my drink, will "accidentally" land in your lap - OOPS! I'm SO sorry!! NOT!
  • Allen 2012/09/23 17:17:21
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Allen
    +2
    Unless you count eating popcorn and drinking soda, no, I don't.

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