Going to see movies is one of the favorite pastimes on a rainy or hot day; but you will have to take some precautions in order to enjoy this experience to the fullest. Here are some tips to turn your movie experience into something magical.
Step 1. Decide which movie to watch
Pick one that you think you will enjoy without getting bored. Find a specific genre or franchise that you like. If you want, go for something new. Make a commitment if other people will go to the movies with you. Check the internet for reviews on sites like Rotten Tomatoes or IMDb to see if there are any good movies out there.
Step 2. Find out how to get the tickets
You could buy them ahead of time on a website, or you could go to the movie theater box office early to make sure they aren't out of stock.
Step 3. Be mindful of the movie schedule
Normally, movie theaters will be crowded on the weekends, so allot 20 to 30 minutes to buy tickets, snacks, and then sit in a good spot. It will take longer with blockbuster movies, like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.
Step 4. Prepare to pay more for snacks
If you have children with you, limit the amount of things you can buy them. Try not to buy too many snacks: seats in theaters are generally small, and you won't be able to focus on the movie if you're trying to rescue the big package of candy that fell to the ground.
Step 5. Many movie theaters prefer you to buy food from them, but they usually don't enforce this rule
A great way to save on snacks would be if you put a bag of candy, in your purse or in your pockets. Buy the drinks at the movies because if you carry them in your bag, they could spill.
Step 6. If you bring your own snacks, put on cargo or camo pants; it will be easier to put the sandwiches in your pockets (just don't carry too many)
None of the movie theater staff is going to want to search your pants pockets for snacks because they would take the risk of being sued for sexual harassment.
Step 7. Choose your seats
If you've planned ahead and arrive early, you might have the option of sitting in a good spot. The best seats in most cinemas are the ones at the back of the theater, because that way you won't be disturbed by people who come to sit. Another good place is in the middle of the room since there you will have the best view. Try not to be late, or other people could occupy them.
Step 8. Comment on the movie
After you've seen the movie, you can discuss it with your friends or family who attended with you.
- Remember, you are supposed to have fun! A laid-back attitude means you'll enjoy it more!
- Try not to sit in the front rows. It will be very uncomfortable and annoying to see the screen from these seats.
- Also, try not to comment on the movie while watching it. Even those murmurs will distract the people around you.
- Go to the bathroom before the movie starts.
- Try to invite your friends to the movies. If you are friends with someone, they probably share the same love for movies. On the other hand, when the movie is over, they can have a topic of conversation.
- When choosing a movie to watch, try to see reviews of it on a variety of websites.
- If someone behind you is hitting the seat, turn around and politely tell them to stop.
- Be considerate of others and turn off your cell phone or any other device when you are in the room.
- Don't be stopping during the movie; it's rude, distracting, and inappropriate.
- Don't be late for a movie premiere day. It will be difficult to find places, there will be many queues and it will not be as fun as it is supposed to be.
- Don't fill the room supervisor's patience. Never talk or throw things at other people. This will ruin the movie for other viewers and they might ask you to leave the room.
- Don't take babies to the movies. Make the respective arrangements so as not to bring children who would be too small or boisterous to be in a movie theater. They could easily get bored, cry, or even walk around the room. This will disturb other viewers.
- Keep your young children close to you. They should sit where you can easily see and care for them.