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AMC releases press statement immediately dropping texting in theaters idea

04.15.2016

Well that didn't take long! As you may have heard, AMC CEO Adam Aron recently spoke about the possibility of allowing people to text in certain AMC theaters down the road. The online response was unanimous and Aron has already released a press statement stating that you have been heard, and that there are NO PLANS TO ALLOW TEXTING IN THEATERS. Check out the official press release below.

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I'm not gonna trash the guy for spit-balling, but I'm glad to see that he IS actually listening and was quick to shoot down the texting-in-theaters idea. Theaters love gimicky bullshit like D-Box and 4DX to try and lure more folks to screenings. I really hope that whatever Aron and AMC come up with are genuinely good ideas that enhance the theater experience, and not sully it. At the very least, we won't have to contend with other folks texting for the time being.

Source: AMC
Tags: AMC, Texting, theaters

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2:10PM on 04/17/2016
Well this is a no brainer! Why would you want this anyway? I can see the occasional text to the babysitter to make sure everything is going ok, I mean I'm guilty of doing that myself (I think everyone with kids is), but why would you want to be in a theater where people are on their phone the whole time? Maybe certain films will incorporate texting into the theater experience in the future, who knows?
Well this is a no brainer! Why would you want this anyway? I can see the occasional text to the babysitter to make sure everything is going ok, I mean I'm guilty of doing that myself (I think everyone with kids is), but why would you want to be in a theater where people are on their phone the whole time? Maybe certain films will incorporate texting into the theater experience in the future, who knows?
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10:08PM on 04/15/2016
How about taking that billion dollars and invest in good scripts? AMC should start making movies, like Netflix and Amazon. (I realize that sometimes they don't produce the films, just purchase the rights.)
How about taking that billion dollars and invest in good scripts? AMC should start making movies, like Netflix and Amazon. (I realize that sometimes they don't produce the films, just purchase the rights.)
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2:22PM on 04/18/2016
theater exhibitor company - not the same company as the channel
theater exhibitor company - not the same company as the channel
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7:45PM on 04/15/2016

Kudos to Adam Aron

If you're going to propose an absolutely stupid idea and get immediately shut down, then that is just about the most tactful way you can respond to it. Good for him.
If you're going to propose an absolutely stupid idea and get immediately shut down, then that is just about the most tactful way you can respond to it. Good for him.
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3:33PM on 04/15/2016

It helps to have adult only theaters

Really like the AMC near me as it has an adult only theater with alcoholic beverages and food. LazyBoy seats and theres only about 40 seats in the while theater. You pay more but its so worth it, every penny. Also adults who pay more seem to just get it. Its the only time i don't hear talking, see people on their phones, or some 300 lb. blob that resembles a human snorting a 4 gallon bucket of popcorn with extra butter. yes i'm terribly insensitive and get disgusted when overly obese people eat
Really like the AMC near me as it has an adult only theater with alcoholic beverages and food. LazyBoy seats and theres only about 40 seats in the while theater. You pay more but its so worth it, every penny. Also adults who pay more seem to just get it. Its the only time i don't hear talking, see people on their phones, or some 300 lb. blob that resembles a human snorting a 4 gallon bucket of popcorn with extra butter. yes i'm terribly insensitive and get disgusted when overly obese people eat fast food or other completely terrible choices. sue me.
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9:59PM on 04/15/2016
I sometimes get very annoyed when people just crunching their crisp bags. Why can't they just hold them normally? Why do they have to hold and crunch the bag the entire time???
I sometimes get very annoyed when people just crunching their crisp bags. Why can't they just hold them normally? Why do they have to hold and crunch the bag the entire time???
1:42PM on 04/15/2016

So happy this industry is will be dead soon.....

With that new startup Spielberg and others have poured hundreds of millions into, Netflix, Hulu, and others are going in the right path. Never cared about the price of admission, concession stands, ect. Movie theaters are like Costco, NFL games, and concerts. I don't like going because of the other people. Bill Burr said it best when he says controlled breeding for humans should be law.
With that new startup Spielberg and others have poured hundreds of millions into, Netflix, Hulu, and others are going in the right path. Never cared about the price of admission, concession stands, ect. Movie theaters are like Costco, NFL games, and concerts. I don't like going because of the other people. Bill Burr said it best when he says controlled breeding for humans should be law.
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1:44PM on 04/15/2016
maybe not dead because people will always want to see movies on the big screen and IMAX but AMC and other are bleeding from big time releases being available before theaters, Netflix, and hulu. I loved getting dangerous places with charlize theron months early. that was awesome.
maybe not dead because people will always want to see movies on the big screen and IMAX but AMC and other are bleeding from big time releases being available before theaters, Netflix, and hulu. I loved getting dangerous places with charlize theron months early. that was awesome.
1:54PM on 04/15/2016
I love the theater but it's becoming over abundant with inconsiderate people. Mothers bring groups of children that talk and giggle the entire time or crawl all over the seats. People think their loud whispers are quiet. It's far beyond texting for me. Bill Burr also said the lower 80% of people need to just find the nearest ocean and just walk into it. I think he's onto something.
I love the theater but it's becoming over abundant with inconsiderate people. Mothers bring groups of children that talk and giggle the entire time or crawl all over the seats. People think their loud whispers are quiet. It's far beyond texting for me. Bill Burr also said the lower 80% of people need to just find the nearest ocean and just walk into it. I think he's onto something.
9:58PM on 04/15/2016
If that new business venture Spielberg has in mind works, I'll definitely use that service. I love the movies but lately I've been hesitant to go into one because of other peoples' bad moviegoing manners, i.e. talk loudly, using their phones (talking, texting, selfie, etc.).
If that new business venture Spielberg has in mind works, I'll definitely use that service. I love the movies but lately I've been hesitant to go into one because of other peoples' bad moviegoing manners, i.e. talk loudly, using their phones (talking, texting, selfie, etc.).
1:05PM on 04/15/2016
Movie theaters are getting ridiculous now. Some have service to your seats for concessions now and to me that's ridiculous. What's more distracting than texting is seeing servers walking around bringing food to people and flash lighting the receipt for the person to sign.
Movie theaters are getting ridiculous now. Some have service to your seats for concessions now and to me that's ridiculous. What's more distracting than texting is seeing servers walking around bringing food to people and flash lighting the receipt for the person to sign.
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12:55PM on 04/15/2016
I love the power the Internet has sometimes.
I love the power the Internet has sometimes.
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12:35PM on 04/15/2016

"We won't have to contend with texting."

Yes we will, it just won't be sanctioned by AMC.
Yes we will, it just won't be sanctioned by AMC.
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12:33PM on 04/15/2016

Bravo, AMC. Now, of those $1billion, please put some into hiring ushers to escort phone-users OUT of theaters so the patrons don't have to get into conflicts!!!

Seriously, enforce the EXISTING rule so patrons don't have to!
Seriously, enforce the EXISTING rule so patrons don't have to!
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12:32PM on 04/15/2016

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12:25PM on 04/15/2016
I wish there would be ejector seats in the cinemas for ushers to eject moviegoers who won't stop talking or using their phones.
I wish there would be ejector seats in the cinemas for ushers to eject moviegoers who won't stop talking or using their phones.
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2:14PM on 04/15/2016
I've often said that if I ever opened a theater, I'd have electrified chairs to knock out texters and other offenders.
I've often said that if I ever opened a theater, I'd have electrified chairs to knock out texters and other offenders.
6:41PM on 04/15/2016
Haha, niceeee.
Haha, niceeee.
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