I went to the movies for the first time in a while a couple of weeks ago to see Shang Chi.
The movie was good--I love Kung Fu movies--but this won’t really be about the movie itself.
This will be more about the post-pandemic movie-going experience.
Look, I get it, we have all been cooped up in our houses avoiding social interactions--I understand that.
But, we all have to realize when we go to theaters or anywhere, for that matter, that there are OTHER PEOPLE THERE WITH YOU.
Nobody in the theaters that I’ve been in since COVID reared its ugly head has been able to act civilized.
The post-pandemic theater experience is a nightmare-scape full of loud, obnoxious talking or “whispering” (I put whispering in quotations because, well, y’all it definitely ain’t quiet enough to call it that).
It’s full of people sitting on their incredibly bright phones in the middle of the movie--something that is absolutely abhorrent--as if nobody can see it happening.
Listen to me, hear my voice through these words you are reading: Do NOT go to a movie theater if you are not ready to act right in that setting.
I love watching movies in a theater, it’s my favorite thing to do.
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