Poll: What annoys you most when going to the cinema?

Monday, November 12, 2012
1:33 PM

Have you ever been driven to distraction whilst watching a film at the cinema?

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A survey due to be released tomorrow has found that more than half of film fans get annoyed by people talking in the cinema.

Other common gripes include people rustling their popcorn, loudly slurping drinks and people putting their feet on chairs.

The poll found 52pc were annoyed by people talking, while 15pc said the biggest problem were public displays of affection once the lights had gone down.

But 66pc said they were too polite to tell off fellow cinema-goers for bad behaviour.

Popcorn is a popular snack to have at the cinema, but the noise it makes can infuriate some movie-goers.Popcorn is a popular snack to have at the cinema, but the noise it makes can infuriate some movie-goers.

Now we want to know what most annoys you when you go the cinema.

Have you ever ended up arguing with someone in the cinema about their behaviour? Or is it all part of the cinema experience?

- Cast your vote in the poll above and leave your comments below, and see tomorrow’s Norwich Evening News for the results.

15 comments

  • I personally dislike the tall person who always sits infront of me. I also dislike the sticky floors, sitting next to a stranger and not being able to pause a film when I need to spend a penny. Sticky floors are the worst though. Also, I think that the prices at the lobby are grossly inflated and I do wish that I could bring in my own refreshments. 6 years ago, me and my dear old mum went to the cinema and were not ammused when we were not allowed to take her homemade cinema pie into the screening. Cinema pie is pretty much apple pie by the way, but it has little pieces of toffee popcorn in it as well. Sticky floors though, not pleasant. Regards, Whiley.

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    Whiley Boy

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • Whiley you can take your own food into the cinema

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    Colin news

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • I personally dislike the tall person who always sits infront of me. I also dislike the sticky floors, sitting next to a stranger and not being able to pause a film when I need to spend a penny. Sticky floors are the worst though. Also, I think that the prices at the lobby are grossly inflated and I do wish that I could bring in my own refreshments. 6 years ago, me and my dear old mum went to the cinema and were not ammused when we were not allowed to take her homemade cinema pie into the screening. Cinema pie is pretty much apple pie by the way, but it has little pieces of toffee popcorn in it as well. Sticky floors though, not pleasant. Regards, Whiley.

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    Whiley Boy

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • 1) Air con that is so cold you need to take an extra coat. 2) Trying to buy a ticket in a queue full of people buying food and insufficient staff 3) Too many advertstrailers 4) The dumb a$%e movies on release 5) People in the cinema don't tend to annoy me- the cinema and how it is run is my biggest bugbear.

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    Fluffy Cat

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • Top hate? Arriving in plenty of time to buy a ticket and get seated only to find the queue is at a standstill because there is just one person on duty and they are also selling overpriced food to lard-***es. yes I know I can book and pay on line yadda yadda but I detest all this food stinking out the place. Makes my skin crawl.

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    Daisy Roots

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • We were watching a dvd the other day- when it restarted I said " This is where we came in". The kid looked blank so I had to explain. Once used to go to the Trocadero on the edge of Manchester, now that was a real flea pit. I think the Majestic in Lynn as it was in the 60s was probably my favourite-I think Mr Horrocks was the manager -all plush comfort and ice creams in little tubs ( and Kia Ora.) Not like the arctic blasts in GYs only remaining cinema!

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    Daisy Roots

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • What annoys you most when going to the cinema? The Price.

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    Old Long Balls

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • People who turn up late. Talking when the film has started. People eating and drinking loudly. The smell of popcorn.

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    Abraham

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • Daisy, did you ever go to the Roxy in Hollinwood, Oldham?

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    Abraham

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • Can you still get in the ABC for two jam jars and a fresh cabbage?

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    John L Norton

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • Whiley boy, shirley your last flick with mum was 'Psycho'....:-)

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    nrg

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • The utter disappointment of every mainstream film I've gone to see at the cinema in the last 15 years. Hollywood has ran out of talent and new ideas so grafts on "3D" to every dodgy film it releases in vain hope it will attract more people whom otherwise wouldn't go to the cinema (eg myopic teenagers and other dullards with the attention span and thought processes of a fly). Resurrect Kubrick, Lean, wake up Coppola and don't get me started on nacho's. What kind of brain fart were the likes of Odeon and Vue thinking of when they came up with that little gem of "refreshment". Marshmallows in a cardboard box should be the only food allowed in and only then if you can demonstrate to the 14 year old "manager" you can dissolve them on your tongue and swallow without chewing. Is that really too much ask hmmmm?

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    frank young

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • I think you will find these poll are nothing worse than what I have experienced. Let me tell you… I searched on the Internet(a) to find a suitable date & time to watch a film I wanted. I make the 10 miles journey to get there. I looked at the screen to confirm it and asked a member of staff to re-confirm it as well. I buy the ticket. I go and sit down in the cinema. The light dims. The advert starts. Then the film starts. But wait, there is a film playing and everyone is enjoying it apart from me. Do you know what I am missing out? Subtitles. They forgot to turn on the subtitles. I get up, annoyed a few people as I walk past trying to get out. I find a member of staff. I told them the subtitles are not coming up. Their excuses were amazing. It varies but usually is: 1) Our trained technical person is not here to enable it 2) We do not have the disc for it 3) It’s not on for today. Is it? 4) We do not have the equipment to play it (when it’s not true!) 5) It’s not available today. 6) No one is here to turn it on So I leave the cinema to meet the manager. They give me free tickets for me to come back another time and said sorry. But by the time I come back on another date, the dates for the subtitles of the film I wanted to watch are long gone as the disc is passed to the other cinema elsewhere. I come back another time for a different film with subtitles. And guess what? It happened again. I gave up. a) http:yourlocalcinema.com

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    Tony Sutton

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • I'll stick to the piratebay.

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    nrg

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • Walked out of Skyfall @ Vue the other day. All dialogue was coming out of the left side speakers. Nervous young lad in the foyer told me it had been like that for a day or so. How about getting it fixed before you charge £8. Got a refund and walked down to Odeon and watched it on Imax. Very nice!!

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    frantic_inc

    Friday, November 16, 2012

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