Uh, yeah. Bad, bad, bad idea.

Via Nerdist.

A lot of the time internet outrage is stupid, ineffective, or both. But on rare occasions we can all come together in one, reasonable voice and say, “Nope. Noooooope. Don’t do that, that’s really dumb and infuriating and really don’t do that,” and we can make the world a better place—or at least our local theater. Well, we did it everyone, because AMC Theatres announced Friday that they are already abandoning plans to allow texting in their theaters, following a very loud and very negative reaction to the idea.

Just this week the theater chain acknowledged reports that they were open to allowing texting during some screenings, and were ready to begin experimenting with the new (lack of) rules in an effort to make their movie going experience more welcoming to millenials.

All is right in the world. Even if the plan involved a “small selection of theaters,” it never would have been treated as such. It would have become a much bigger problem in all AMC Theatres…


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  1. mdannyg says:

    I haven’t been to a movie in so long, that texting wasn’t even a popular thing when I last went. The big problem was actual cellphone calls during movies. Call me stupid, but what is the problem with texting during a movie? Is it the brightness of the screens? Or do people just not have them on silent?

  2. Maynard says:

    This is why I mostly avoid public theaters these days. Well, that, and also the restraining order, of course.

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