TAKING A SEAT AT THE MOVIES :: Mrs. Lemontree's Guide on How to Behave Here, There and Everywhere

With the price of a theatre ticket costing you an arm and a leg these days, it is awfully unfortunate if we can't enjoy the movie we have chosen (and paid) to see due to someone in front of you playing musical chairs during the course of the movie.
Arrive well before the cinema lights go down and prepare yourself prior to the movie starting. Buy snacks, turn off your cell phone (or mute the ringer) and visit the bathroom in advance, giving you enough time to find your seat while the cinema is still brightly lit. If the lights have been dimmed before you have found a seat, quickly scan the screening room as best as you can and find yourself a seat pronto. Most movie theatres still employ ushers so seek one out and get their help in finding you a seat.
If you absolutely must get up during the movie, quietly and quickly is the way to leave and return to your seat.


  1. Hello my friend... great post, it would be great if these simple and considerate acts were followed, unfortunately people (young and not so young alike) seem to have lost awareness that others exist (unless they need/want something from them).

    I was amazed the last time Hubby and I attended the movies ~ people in front of us were actually texting during the whole movie. In such a darkness the light of the phone, Iphone, etc. is a constant distraction. People should be asked to leave their phones in the car before entering.

    Wishing you a fabulous week-end..xo HHL

  2. I cannot even go to the movie theater any more. The rudeness of people frustrates me and then makes me depressed that so many people of all ages have not been taught any manners.

    I just wait for On Demand or Netflix.