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  Reply # 850674 8-Jul-2013 10:07
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Nothing wrong with breast feeding, it would have calmed the child.


Nope it never.


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  Reply # 850678 8-Jul-2013 10:16
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KiwiNZ:
Nothing wrong with breast feeding, it would have calmed the child.


Nope it never.



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  Reply # 850686 8-Jul-2013 10:24
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Klipspringer:
KiwiNZ:
Nothing wrong with breast feeding, it would have calmed the child.


Nope it never.



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Breastfeeding the child did not calm the child down.

Mom seemed oblivious to the fact that maybe, just maybe, it was all those decibels of surround sound that was affecting the child (Star Trek - Into Darkness)

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  Reply # 850687 8-Jul-2013 10:25
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Klipspringer:
KiwiNZ:
Nothing wrong with breast feeding, it would have calmed the child.


Nope it never.



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  Reply # 850699 8-Jul-2013 10:40
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freitasm: It's taken ages to arrive here in New Zealand. About ten years ago I was in Sydney and went to a movie in a cinema in the CBD, and the number of people talking on the phone was rather large.


Agree on that - in some countries, it is often accepted. People have busy lives (yeah right) but because everyone else is doing it makes it more acceptable. I am not supporting such behaviour - just an observation.

Same thing on plans when boarding planes. If you been overseas long enough you'd notice that people would chat and text message right up to the very last minute.

And I do not mean when the safety messages come up, it is when they lose coverage and the plane is mid-air. These people are inconsiderate but what can you actually do if the staff do not enforce it? Similarly, when when the plane touches down, the first thing to come off is the safety belt and every stands up to grab their phones and luggage even while the plane is still taxiing to the gate

I'd say NZ is a couple years off from such behaviour - but the day will come. 

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I agree, but I don't think it's got anything to do with being at the cinema, although it's obviously more noticeable in a room that's supposed to be dark and quiet. People have fooled themselves into believing that because they can be connected all the time, they should be. I think it makes them feel important.

I read a statistic recently that said people are now within one metre of their mobile/smart phones 95% of the time, and social media has promoted this by giving us the impression that if we don't engage right there and then, we have somehow missed the boat. In a business meeting when you get a text? No problem - read it and reply. Having coffee with a friend when you get a call from someone else? No problem - ignore the person you're actually with to take the call. In the cinema when one of your friends updates Facebook? No problem - read it, like it, and post a comment. 

Remember the days when everyone in your house shared a single landline? And if someone called when you were all out, you didn't even know? Maybe they'd call back later. Maybe not. The world didn't end.

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  Reply # 850805 8-Jul-2013 13:01
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andrew027: In the cinema when one of your friends updates Facebook? No problem - read it, like it, and post a comment.


Don't forget that when you are in the cinema you must update Facebook to tell all your friends which movie you are watching.

At least my wife does it before the movie starts and then ignores her phone. 

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  Reply # 850847 8-Jul-2013 13:53
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Klipspringer: The last time I went to a cinema a woman in front of me thought it would be a good idea to bring her baby along with her.

Baby did not keep quiet. To top it off she decided that the cinema was also a great place to breast feed.

DravidDavid: People should just behave and if they can't, they should get kicked out.

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Unfortunately there is never anybody around these days to make sure that people behave.
I remember in the older days there use to be cinema staff that would stand around and keep an eye on things. It was not uncommon to see someone being told off by a staff member.

Nothing wrong with breast feeding, it would have calmed the child.

I'm with you. I am totally against disrupting others in a cinema, but I don't see how a baby beastfeeding in the row in front of me would do that? Everyone else is eating/drinking, why shouldn't they?

Crying babies? Yes, annoying. Take them to the special mums and bubs sessions or get a babysitter.

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  Reply # 850853 8-Jul-2013 13:58
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My worst experience in a cinema was two guys who were drinking in the bar came in and sat about 5 meters away from me, they kept quiet, but there breath was overwhelming, it smelt like beer and vomit, mostly vomit and was difficult to sit there, I had to keep my hand over my nose most of the time.

Regarding people using the smart phone's( the glow from them is annoying), I think it is just selfish, inconsiderate and "the world revolves around me" attitude, hence why it's mostly teens.

I also notice at the gym people facebooking, txting, surfing in between sets on equipment, so the 30s between sets goes out to 2-3-4min, so the polite "I'll use that after you" needs to be said to hurry them up.

My teenage niece (16) seems to have her cell phone permanently attached to her hand, technology is a lot more intertwined these days, sometimes people just need to turn things off now and then.




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  Reply # 850910 8-Jul-2013 15:12
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Why aren't there staff members that lurk every now and then? They just have to stand at the back to see if anything is going on.

The sound of chocolate bars and m&m rappers don't bother me as much as talking. But it gets on my goat when someone brings a supermarket bag in full of stuff and makes a constant racket through out the whole movie.





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  Reply # 850952 8-Jul-2013 15:50
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Klipspringer: The last time I went to a cinema a woman in front of me thought it would be a good idea to bring her baby along with her.

Baby did not keep quiet. To top it off she decided that the cinema was also a great place to breast feed.



Oh, no! What if there had been a nude sceen with, uh, breasts on screen? That baby would be too young to see stuff like that. That's why we have classifications.

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  Reply # 850969 8-Jul-2013 15:58
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T imes have changed

That's one reason why I like my home theatre

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  Reply # 850999 8-Jul-2013 16:20
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graemeh: Don't forget that when you are in the cinema you must update Facebook to tell all your friends which movie you are watching.

At least my wife does it before the movie starts and then ignores her phone. 


Well, you should ignore Facebook once the film has started - after that it is preferable to post updates via Twitter



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  Reply # 851047 8-Jul-2013 17:12
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graemeh: Don't forget that when you are in the cinema you must update Facebook to tell all your friends which movie you are watching.

At least my wife does it before the movie starts and then ignores her phone. 


Well, you should ignore Facebook once the film has started - after that it is preferable to post updates via Twitter

Agreed.

I couldn't care less if people are having a laugh and talking during the adverts or promos, who cares?  But when the lights go down and the movie actually starts.  That is when the phones should be switched off and the crowed silenced.

I would love it if New Zealand cinema's did the whole silent cinema experience, where you could take in a quality headset, adjust the volume and watch the film in your preferred language.  It would stop people talking at least.





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