I was talking about this with my mum the other day because we're both seriously annoyed with the state of cinemas right now. We haven't been in ages, partly because there's been nothing on, and partly because going there is an altogether totally unpleasant experience nowadays.
A couple of years ago, our cinema changed into a Cineworld (shudder) and suddenly the whole atmosphere of the place changed. For starters, it was infested with kids. I don't have anything against kids but unfortunately I think "Oh My God, Help Me" when some come into the same screen as me. They don't shut up, and if they're behind you then you have the ultimate irritant - a constant kicking of your chair. Luckily, I have outgrown (mostly) movies rated for a younger audience, so I'm parlty saved.
What it doesn't save me from, however, is the family viewing of a movie. You know what I mean (if you don't, you will after I explain). Well, this is where we have four or five people, two generally the parents (or parent) of the children, who might be a bit older but then there's normally a little one of about ten or eleven lingering around somehow (whoever changed the 12 rating into 12A needs to be... argh!). Getting on to the nitty-gritty, they buy way too much food. Childhood obesity? Not a problem for this bunch. Here I am sitting with a small bag of minstrels and they're loaded with nachos, litre bottles of coke and enough popcorn to bury me in. Unfortunatley, this results in what seems like hours of incessent rustling and munching. By the time everything's over, my nerves will be shredded!
Please tell me that this isn't an isolated problem? Techically I haven't even touched the tip of the iceberg and I sort of want to go and see something soon. I hope the quality of my trip will be greatly improved. Overwise I might not be the same Scarlet....