Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday April 14, 2016

AMC Entertainment CEO Open To Allowing Texting in Some Theaters

Statements like this show you just how out of touch the movie industry is with its customers. While it would be great to have those annoying people separated from everyone else, I don't think people would willingly use those theaters. Seriously, could you imagine what it would be like to sit in a theater where everyone was texting or talking on their phone during a movie...even if you are one of the people doing it?

Yes. When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow. You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their life. At the same time, though, we’re going to have to figure out a way to do it that doesn’t disturb today’s audiences. There’s a reason there are ads up there saying turn off your phone, because today’s moviegoer doesn’t want somebody sitting next to them texting or having their phone on.

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