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Movie-Theater Etiquette

The Groupon Guide to: Movie-Theater Etiquette

Movie Rule #42 - Always dress in 1960's clothes
 when attending a 3-D film.
To maintain the suspension of disbelief necessary to enjoy a film, movie theaters maintain a complex code of conduct for their guests.

Here's a look at what you can and cannot do during a movie:
  • Talking is frowned upon.
  • Frowning is frowned upon, as your physical displeasure may spread to other patrons.
  • Texting is tolerated, as long as your phone's virtual keyboard noises are disabled.
  • Making the keyboard noises with your mouth is not necessary.
  • Enjoying popcorn is encouraged.
  • Dipping Reese's Pieces into your soda is discouraged, on grounds of radical deliciousness.
  • Deducing the film's twist ending before the director intended is considered rude.
  • Aiming a laser pointer at the screen is considered hilarious.
  • Being too good at preshow trivia will arouse the suspicion of the theater's security force.
  • Not being good enough at preshow trivia will do the same.
  • Allowing the emotions aroused by the film to later be replicated by real-world experiences is impossible.


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