The movie industry has been crying in its beer over the last few years, claiming that people just aren't leaving their homes to see movies these days. The powers seem to believe that if they make better movies, the paying public will come. We know the real reason though, don't we? It is expensive. It cost the Nawrots over 80 bucks to see Toy Story 3 3D Imax, with snacks. Insane! It is a 3 hour commitment. It is a hassle, especially when Netflix comes right to your door. Then there are the undesirables that sit behind you and talk the entire time. The Bumbles want to know what our biggest pet peeves are. My husband decided to weigh in on the subject as well. Now you would think we would be complaining about the talkers, but not so. Here are the things that spoil our good time:
Husband's Pet Peeve - Food Residuals. Old food smells. Sticky floors. Greasy armrests. It makes his skin crawl. In the new, fancy schmancy theaters, this isn't always an issue. But in a dollar theater? Eeeewwww. My movie-addicted daughter won't even go.
Sandy's Pet Peeve - Technical difficulties. It doesn't happen often, but when it happens, I want to fly into a rage. For all of you that have seen Memento, imagine having the film STOP right in the middle. The theater gave us passes to come back another night. This did not make me happy. Or how about not having audio for 10 minutes in the middle of The Blind Side? We only got free drinks from that one. Maddening. And there are many irritations that are endured without compensation...crackly audio, jumpy video, too loud, too soft.
So now is the time for you to vent. What drives you crazy at the movies?