We’ve all had our share of stories about inconsiderate moviegoers disrupting and ruining the theatre experience (some of us more than others), but I think this one takes the cake. A couple of weeks ago in Lancaster, California, there was a pretty horrifying incident that took place during a screening of Shutter Island. A man decided to voice his disapproval when a woman sitting near him was talking on a cell phone during the movie. The woman got up and left along with two men, but the two men eventually returned to stab the complainant. In the throat. With a meat thermometer!
Whether or not the two men were escaped mental patients themselves remains to be seen, but clearly this is not the kind of thing anyone wants to hear about happening at a movie theatre. It may even make some people think twice before complaining about disruptions… which is not right at all. About a year ago, the opposite situation occurred where a man was shot for talking during a screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. We may soon need armed guards in every theatre to handle all the disrespectful moviegoers out there, as things are clearly getting out of hand! I do actually believe that it should be up to theatre employees to enforce silence during movies, and that it’s not something we should even have to worry about. Don’t you agree? (Thanks to Kevin for the heads up on this story.)