In the past two weeks I have been to the cinema three times and sadly had a very disappointing experience at each of the movies I chose to see.
The films themselves were good… what I was able to hear of them. The behaviour of the audience, however, was terrible.
Several groups of people talked loudly, jeered at the screen, got up and down several times and were generally very disruptive. I did not attend the matinee, yet there were babies crying and toddlers running up and down the aisles. I felt as if I was in a mall on a busy Saturday, not sitting in a cinema watching the emotional story of two policemen trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Centre.
After people have paid good money to watch a film, the cinema has a commitment to provide a decent environment in which they can actually hear the sound. When asked to intervene and exercise some control over the rowdy contingent, the staff were simply not interested and one of my friends was compelled to deal with the situation and walk over to ask them to be quiet, to little effect.
So please… cinema staff – throw out your rowdies. And fellow Cayman residents – if you want to spend the evening chatting to your friends, go to a bar.