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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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  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/09/22 19:25:21
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Margaret Jacobson
    Rather watch at home in the comfort of my home !! ThT way I can see it twice if I want !!
  • Rabbit 2012/09/22 18:54:40
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Rabbit
    +4
    I pay at least eight dollars to see a movie in theaters, so I'm damn well going to watch the hell out of it.
  • jc 2012/09/22 18:33:43
    No, I don't like the distraction
    jc
    No,I either enjoy the movie.Or,go to sleep if some chick dragged me to it.
  • ★☆Ams★☆ 2012/09/22 18:25:16 (edited)
    No, I don't like the distraction
    ★☆Ams★☆
    +2
    No. I go to movie theaters to watch a movie, not get on the internet. Why are some people so addicted to Facebook? It's not that interesting of a website and you don't need to be on it every second of the day. The same goes for just being on your cell phone in general. You can wait a few hours to respond to texts, and if you can't, leave the theater.
  • s2k 2012/09/22 18:02:51
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    s2k
    I check the scores if a good football game is happening at the same time
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/22 17:16:59
    No, I don't like the distraction
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    I shut my phone off and watch the movie.
  • Will 2012/09/22 16:09:02
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Will
    +2
    I don't even like watching movies usually, so if I'm at the movies, I'm there because I really want to see the movie. Not to be on my phone...
  • chris91 2012/09/22 15:59:22
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    chris91
    Actually it depends on the movie and the person I'm with.... Sometimes it just depends on the person I'm with.
  • TRT David 2012/09/22 15:06:57
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    TRT David
    Good job I don't watch porn !
  • Michael 2012/09/22 14:41:29 (edited)
    Yes, I like to share my reactions with friends in real-time
    Michael
    +2
    If they are right next to me in the theatre I talk.But it is usually annoying to them.Otherwise, I turn off my phone so it doesn't ring.Did anyone notiace that the photo is enhanced to show the girl three different places and the boy twice!!!
  • plainasitcomes 2012/09/22 14:34:12
    No, I don't like the distraction
    plainasitcomes
    +2
    and its RUDE
  • Mrs.Vader 2012/09/22 14:25:58
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Mrs.Vader
    +3
    No I don't and I heartily resent people who do. It's insufferably RUDE.
  • Sue MacDonald Kyak 2012/09/22 12:35:00
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +4
    And people that do are ANNOYING!
  • phil 2012/09/22 12:13:38
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    phil
    +2
    Mostly no. Kind of rude. A good movie never
  • Estick 2012/09/22 11:23:47
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Estick
    +1
    I'm not rude... a lot of people that go to the movies are!

    I can't believe this Texas theater actually made a PSA from a voicemail of drunken, angry, swearing woman who was pissed that she was kicked out for texting. Awesome!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • Jawaria Estick 2012/09/23 05:05:26
    Jawaria
    +1
    seriously... >_<
  • Kitty 2012/09/22 11:16:41
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Kitty
    +2
    Before the movie starts there's a notice on the screen for everyone to turn off their cell phones............thank goodness. I don't like a friend to keep talking to me during the movie either, I can listen to them for free anytime - I don't have to pay for a seat to do it. I go there to watch the movie, not have conversations. lol I think it's fun to visit a cafe and discuss the movie then.
  • shadow76 2012/09/22 11:14:55
    No, I don't like the distraction
    shadow76
    +2
    They are way too expensive to waste time doing other things that can be done elsewhere!
  • 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.
  • Kitty Dweezle 2012/09/22 11:41:29
    Kitty
    +2
    Good on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Sue Mac... Dweezle 2012/09/22 12:36:01
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +3
    I wish all theaters did that.
  • countrygirl16 2012/09/22 09:34:16
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    countrygirl16
    Depends on the situation, and what ya would be doing, not so much the movie..I don't like distractions if it's a really good movie, but if it's boring, then I still won't distract for te ones that like it
  • Jiorgia 2012/09/22 09:13:38
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    Jiorgia
    It doesn't depend on the movie it depends on the situation...
    I work at an outdoor cinema and when I am at work there are certain times that I have to do certain things, so I tend to check my phone or talk to others while watching (out of the way of the punters so as to not disturb them).
    When I go to a cinema to watch a movie I will just sit and watch but if I get a text I will reply (with my phone on low brightness and silent) but I won't just sit there texting through the whole movie and if I have to take a call I will leave the room.
    Never had a complaint.
  • Dyonus 2012/09/22 09:00:18
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Dyonus
    +4
    It's rude to the other people who paid to see the movie.
  • MeiLin 2012/09/22 08:44:52
    Yes, I like to share my reactions with friends in real-time
    MeiLin
    +1
    I meant to vote NO!
  • Kitty MeiLin 2012/09/22 11:19:18
    Kitty
    +1
    LOL Doncha just hate when that happens!!!
  • MeiLin Kitty 2012/09/22 11:22:48
  • SimianSays 2012/09/22 08:05:19
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    SimianSays
    +3
    I watch a movie the same way I read a book. I am into total immersion. But back in the late 80's and early 90's, when we would hit theatres on 40deuce, NYC, it was audience participation all the way!!! Jumping out of seats, screaming at the characters! It was fun!
  • J.MaisOui SimianSays 2012/09/22 16:11:53
    J.MaisOui
    Wow,nvr heard of that at a movie...scary.
  • Jimbo 2012/09/22 08:02:50
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Jimbo
    +1
    I turn my phone off
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/09/22 07:38:01 (edited)
    No, I don't like the distraction
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +2
    But I watch TV at the same time that I am on SH. Sometimes you can tell that I am distracted. I try to be quite at the movie. I hate it when people make noise when I am trying to watch the movie.
  • Kevin1111 2012/09/22 07:01:20
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Kevin1111
    +5
    If you are going to watch a movie, watch the movie. If you are going to drive a car, drive the car.

    Sometimes we need to focus completely on one thing at a time.
  • Tunnel Vision 2012/09/22 06:30:09
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Tunnel Vision
    +1
    I don't go to the movies.
  • avery johnson 2012/09/22 06:14:41
    Sometimes, it depends on the movie
    avery johnson
    +1
    depends. what are you willing to consider multitasking?
  • Jayla 2012/09/22 05:58:07
    No, I don't like the distraction
    Jayla
    +1
    But I check the time on my phone often lol
  • Kitty Jayla 2012/09/22 11:22:42
    Kitty
    +2
    But do you realize the light from your phone is very distracting to others watching the movie?? What does it matter what time it is........especially "often"??
  • Jayla Kitty 2012/12/03 20:02:06
    Jayla
    Yes I do know that I just want to know what time it is
  • Devin Pederson 2012/09/22 05:53:48
  • MR. 2012/09/22 05:43:53
    No, I don't like the distraction
    MR.
    +6
     AT $30 FOR A NIGHT OUT, "AT THE MOVIES!",... (I WATCH THE MOVIE!)
  • Devin P... MR. 2012/09/22 14:23:51
    Devin Pederson
    Good, good.

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