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The Oatmeal: How movie theaters SHOULD be laid out Jun 29

God bless the twisted sense of humor of Matthew Inman and his website, The

This particularly hilarious comic, and argument for an improved movie theater layout, was recently brought to my attention (click image for larger version at

Into the dome...Into the dome!Click image above to visit and see a larger version.

The only thing I disagree with — sitting next to elderly folks. I once sat in front of an old lady who loudly reiterated every single line of dialogue to her deaf husband, for the ENTIRE movie.


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  1. Scott says:

    I needed a dome the other day!! While watching TED, I had a guy on my right who checked his brightly lit iPhone a few times, a girl behind me who would make inane exclamations like she thought it would be funny to all of us and not just her friends. Not enough to shush them, but nearly. In another movie, a guy was tossing back handfuls of sunflower seeds, cracking them one by one in his teeth. During Prometheus! Which had a lot of quiet parts! I might have said something, but this last guy looked like he had nothing to lose, if you know what I mean. It wasn’t enough to make me move, but it was like a slow drip water torture.

  2. Trevor Mayes says:

    Brutal! Scott, you have far more patience/tolerance/lithium than I do. Though it sounds like that last guy was in “just give me a reason” mode — so good call! 🙂

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