How to improve your manners at cinema theatres
Bad behaviour has become so common at movie halls that a cinema chain company has put together an etiquette guide for moviegoers.
Common irritants include people making a lot of noise while eating popcorn and sweets, loudly slurping their drinks, putting their feet on the seats, and using mobile phones during the film.
Empire Cinemas, which carried out the survey, will be putting up posters in its theatres reminding customers of its golden rules, the Daily Express reported.
The survey of 1,500 people found 52 percent were irritated by people talking, while 15 percent said the biggest problem was smooching or other public displays of affection.
Some 39 percent said that they had read a plot spoiler online, which had ruined the film for them.
Etiquettes to maintain when watching cinema at theatre are:
Keep talking to a minimum
Enjoy treats quietly, keep rustling to a minimum
Keep public displays of affection until after the film
No mobile phones
Keep feet off chairs
Don't disturb your fellow cinema goers; arrive on time/no going to the toilet
No removing of shoes, keep your foot odour confined to your shoes
No littering and no popcorn fights
No plot spoilers, don't ruin the end of the movie by posting on social media
No sitting in other people's pre-booked seats