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IPHONE IS KILLING MOVIES, SAYS NY FILM CRITIC

October 8, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

In an opinion piece that appeared in the New York Post‘s Sunday edition, the newspaper’s film critic Kyle Smith made the case that the iPhone is quickly destroying the experience of going to the movies. Smith commented that until the advent of the device, “a trip to the movies … was just about the last […]

TEXTING IN THEATERS? MANY WANT IT

March 22, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

People texting in theaters during a movie is one of the reasons often cited for the continued decline in attendance in recent years. Many theaters now precede movies with announcements asking patrons not to text, not to talk, and to turn off their cellphones and pagers. Some chains have even thrown out moviegoers who ignore […]

THEATER CHAIN BANS TEXTING

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harkins Theaters, a 30-theater chain operating in five states, mostly in the Southwest, has initiated a campaign to halt texting during movie screenings. It has begun replacing movie posters in its theater lobbies with signs emblazoned “NTDM,” which stands for “No Texting During Movies.” A writer on the blog CinemaBlend.com remarked on Tuesday, “They’ve been […]