Get a refund for seeing a movie when the audience is packed full of dumb kids…

I’ve done this a couple of times, and I know others would be willing to if they knew.  We’ve all gone to see a movie and had to sit next to a bunch of young kids who seem like the last thing they want to do is see a movie, but rather talk on their phones and generally cause a nuisance.  Now if you’re like me, this drives you absolutely up the wall! And it’s not necessarily limited to kids, but anyone really.  I’ve sat next to people who constantly check their blackberries, and in the dark theatre the bright screen is incredibly distracting.  I’m sorry, but when I go see a movie I want to be "IN" the movie and distractions "from outside the movie" pull you out of that entirely.

Bowl_Of_Popcorn.jpgWell, if you’ve had it up to HERE (right now I’m pointing at my neck with all four fingers), you can leave during the first 30 minutes of the show and ask for a credit or get your money back entirely.  Alternatively, you could go out and ask to speak to the manager and have an usher kick them out too! :)  I’ve done this at different movie chains – sometimes when I’ve procastinated and shown up late and am relegated to sitting in the front section, I’ve opted to come back another time – and you can get your money back for that as well.  Just remember, most theatre chains only allow you to do this within 30 minutes of the show’s start time (so after about 20 minutes of commercials, you only have 10 minutes of actual movie watching time…).


Preet Banerjee
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