It is a well-known social faux pas to be talking on your phone or texting when in a cinema. Some of you guys might be wondering what’s wrong with texting if there is no sound? One of the reason is because in a dark cinema environment, the glare of your phone’s screen can be a distraction to your neighbors, even if they are your friends.
Interestingly enough it seems that AMC is considering allowing texting in their cinemas, according to a report from Variety. Or at the very least the company could be considering creating sections in which people can text. This is according to AMC’s CEO Adam Aron who thinks that it’s impossible to get millennials to turn off their phones, so if you can’t beat them, join them, or something like that.
According to Aron’s interview with Variety, “When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow. You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their life” He also acknowledged that creating specific sections in the cinema for texters could be a possibility.
Unsurprisingly it seems that instead of the idea being welcomed by many, the opposite happened with many taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure at the idea. In any case there’s no guarantee that AMC will go through with it, but what do you guys think? Yay or nay on the texting during movies?