Finally, There’s A Plan To Let Millennials Text During Movies


If there’s one thing everyone agrees on, it’s that movie theaters need more people screwing around with their phones. Hundreds of people just staring down at their glowing screens, illuminating the darkened room, tappety-tapping out text messages to each other like “lol literally me” while Spider-Man or whoever is doing superhero-type things on the giant screen all of them paid over $10 to kind of look at. This is what we want. To make movies better.

And thankfully, we — all of us, the movie-attending public — might soon get our wish, as AMC Theaters is toying with the idea of allowing cellphone use during some movies. New CEO Adam Aron explained the thought process behind the idea in an interview with Variety, saying, “When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow. You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their life.” Indeed. Because if there’s two things everyone agrees on, it’s the thing about screwing around on your phone during movies and that you should just let 22-year-olds do whatever they want. Like Cancún during spring break. But everywhere, all the time. This is good.

Aron went on to add that the policy would probably start, if they do roll it out (fingers crossed), in theaters designated as cellphone friendly, “because today’s moviegoer doesn’t want somebody sitting next to them texting or having their phone on.” But who… who wouldn’t want that? Who wouldn’t want some #teen holding a bright screen in front of their face in the seat directly in front of them? Find me one person.

lol literally me

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