Since becoming a father, I have significantly cut back on a favorite past time-- going to the movies. For one reason, I find it very difficult to take a toddler, much less justify paying for one. When I used to go almost every week, I now go maybe once every couple of month's ( My last trip to the movies was several weeks ago to see "Sin City"). What I've been thinking about is that there are some things about movie theaters that consistently annoy me (Ticket prices are too easy, they annoy everyone)
1. The concession stand guys trying to get me to "supersize" my popcorn and drink. They say for .50 more they can supersize my already big drink to a 60 oz drum. If I could actually drink all that, I would be going to the bathroom throughout the movie. Then they say that if I buy a extra large popcorn, I could get free refills. Even between two people, I would get really sick eating that much popcorn, much less desire a refill.
2. When you are running late , there are 5 theaters playing the same movie and you don't know which one is yours. Theaters put little signs up that say the times, but sometimes you still can't find the theater because there are so many. The only directions you get are from the usher that says "to your right". Half the time he doesn't know were the movie is either.
3. The floor of the theater. This is especially nasty if you go later on, after several audiences have been through. I usually have to take my shoes off when I get home because I have half melted Milk Duds stuck on them.
4. Those military recruiting commercials. If Hollywood really wants you to serve, they shouldn't show that guy hanging from a cliff while trying to scale a mountain, but more movies like "Top Gun". After seeing that movie, a lot of guys wanted to join the Navy.
5. Those ads that show millionaire celebraties asking you to give more money to a charity after you've just blown almost $25 for less than two hours of entertainment.