Going to the movies is an activity filled with great possibilities. The possibilities of getting introduced to new ideas, getting transported to a whole new world, of getting introduced to yourself. But such possibilities are becoming rare. Not because of the decline in the quality of the movies – although sometimes it is for that reason as well – but mostly because of the decline in the quality of the audience. While there are many things about cinema that is not in our control directly, one thing that is in our control is the cinema etiquette. So keeping that in mind, here are the 10 Commandments of Cinema Etiquettes to help improve our cinema experience.
- Thou shalt not arrive late at the cinema hall.
A movie is designed to be viewed from the very first frame to the last, just before the end credit starts to roll unless the credits are also designed specifically. So there’s no reason for anyone to not enter the cinema hall and take their seats before the movie starts. In this regard, you should be like Woody Allen’s character from Annie Hall. Remember how he decides not to enter the cinema hall because he missed the opening titles? Yeah! That’s the level of dedication I’m talking about.