I think I can speak for most people when I say a few whispers here and there through out the movie never harmed anyone. Especially if you're asking someone to move so you can use the restroom or need clarification on a specific plot point. However, talking through an entire film is not only distracting to people who spent $30 dollars to see the movie, it is tacky as hell.
2. Sitting Too Close To Someone In An Empty Theater
What is it with people who decide to sit next to you even when a theater is empty? Watching a movie is usually a pretty solitary activity, so lets respect everyone else's personal boundaries and allow them to watch car cashes and shoot outs in peace.
Popcorn and drinks are totally fine and everyone who has gone to the theater knows that there is a certain level of crunching you just have to deal with. However, if you're sneaking in a large nacho combo from Taco Bell over some other complex meal that makes incessant rustling and crunching, perhaps you should reconsider.
If you're constantly complaining that you didn't enjoy a movie you paid for, that the sound quality is bad, that you were offended by what you saw, and constantly demand a refund or ticket, you're a theater mooch. Next time, look up reviews of a film before you see it or accept that Hollywood sometimes makes really terrible films.
Even if you think no one can see you in the dark of a movie theater, that doesn't mean you should be eating like an animal! Just think of the poor college or high school student who is going to have to come behind and clean up after you when you're down throwing popcorn all over the floors and leaving your candy boxes behind. Karma is a b*tch and so is minimum wage for those poor ushers picking up after you.
6. Describing The Plot Of The Movie During The Movie
Debateably worse than just talking about some other random thing during the theater are the people who talk about the movie during the movie. Instead of waiting two hours to have all their very important theories and questions heard, they insist of talking about them real-time. Not only do you have to grapple with trying to hear the dialogue on the movie, you have to hear about someone else's theories while trying to form your own. Yikes.
It is totally natural to cry during a drama, laugh during a comedy, and jump during a horror film. Movies are meant to draw out an emotional response from the viewer, and everyone else in the theater understands this. However, if you're sobbing uncontrollably like you just were forced to watch Marley and Me on repeat, or laughing for five minutes straight at the same joke....we're going to need you to calm down.
The ultimate sin in any theater. Just don't do it and you're already half way there to being the best movie theater customer to ever live. In all sincerity though texting during a movie is distracting to other viewers and if you're not able to leave your phone for two hours then maybe you don't have enough free time to go see a movie.
If you hold hands or even kiss every few minutes in a movie then you're adorable and carry on with your cute love. However, if you buy a movie ticket solely so you can hook up in a dark theater, know that everyone around you is reviled by your presence. Nothing says "I want my money back," like watching two people make out so passionately you wonder whether or not you should be wearing protection.
If you're in line for concessions its often a common thing to talk about which movies you've already seen which our out in theaters. During my time working at a movie theater, patrons would often come up to me in order to discuss which films they were in the middle of while getting refills as well. Although it may seem harmless, you forget that other customers around you may not have seen the movies you're discussing and that you may actually be spoiling the film they're about to see!
Although it can be tempting in a theater to spread out over a few seats and make it your own living room, remember how many people have to sit in those seats every day. Not only are your feet dirtying them up even more, chances are no one will appreciate you taking up prime seat-space with your legs.
Before Psycho from Alfred Hitchcock was released in 1960 it was common practice to show up at any moment throughout a film's runtime. Seriously, if you and your friend were walking by the theater, even if a movie was halfway over you were able to buy tickets and walk in. Thankfully since then theater culture has changed and evolved, now making it super tacky to walk in twenty minutes into a movie and disrupt the rest of the audience by trying to find seats.