I've ranted about the lack of movie theater etiquette often. It seriously seems like people do not care about those around them. I feel like I'm cursed with always having a loud kid behind me. When we saw Jurassic World there was a little boy behind us who looked to be about two. The movie is two and a half hours long and most two-year-olds do not want to sit and stay quiet for two MINUTES. (He didn't sit. He didn't stay quiet.)
So here is my list.
1. Make sure your kids stay quiet.
No one wants to constantly hear little Johnny talk throughout the film. The tiny boy behind us when we saw Jurassic World kept yelling, "Dinosaur!" This was annoying and I don't know why the parent wasn't telling him to stop. He also cried a few times and was not removed. I am more understanding at a kid movie, but this was not a kid movie.
2. Make sure little Suzy can stay in her seat.
People can feel it if your kid is running in the aisle behind you. I was once sitting behind a family and the kid would walk from Mom to Dad and each time my seat would be bumped. The two-year-old at Jurassic World also did this. Tommy was pissed.
3. Don't let your kid put their feet against the seat in front of them.
I mean, it's common sense why, but a lot of people don't have common sense these days. I had to turn around and tell a kid to take their feet off my chair since the Mom wasn't paying any attention. Then she muttered something about strangers disciplining her kids--well, strangers wouldn't have to if you did it on your own, thanks.
4. Kids need to stay off the iPhone when the movie is on.
A parent once handed her kid an iPad in the middle of a movie. Someone else complained about the light and she yelped, "What am I supposed to do?" I don't know? Leave? With your kid? Hello? She didn't leave. She told the man to leave if he had a problem with it.
So please. Have some manners if your decide to bring your kid to see a movie.