Cin­ema talk

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - INBOX - Wendy Ong, e-mail

WITH re­gards to Sharyn Shu­fiyan’s Ta­pes­try ar­ti­cle (“Sh­hhh ... be quiet” in Star2, Feb 2), I feel that the writer has ev­ery right to po­litely (or oth­er­wise) re­quest other au­di­ence mem­bers to stop talk­ing in the cin­ema house whilst a movie is on. Hav­ing said that, my wife and I are both above 80 and we are hard of hear­ing. She just loves to give me a run­ning com­men­tary just in case I miss any­thing! Of course, this may be at the ex­pense of other view­ers. How I wish the movie houses had seats with in­di­vid­ual head­sets, like they do on planes.

Mohd Nor Mohamad Kuala Lumpur

MANY years ago, my hus­band and I were at the cin­ema, wait­ing for Van­tage Point to start. There was an el­derly cou­ple sit­ting be­hind us. They were chat­ting hap­pily be­fore the film started and I was a bit wor­ried that they wouldn’t stop.

And sure enough they didn’t. The film was a bit con­fus­ing to the el­derly man and his lov­ing wife started ex­plain­ing it, much to our an­noy­ance. At first, we turned around and asked her po­litely to stop talk­ing. But she wasn’t apolo­getic.

Af­ter a heated ex­change, I walked out to look for the man­ager of the cin­ema. The man­ager came into the cin­ema and sat next to the cou­ple. The rude woman sat qui­etly through­out the film. I kept turn­ing around to look at them with a smirk on my face. I am pretty sure they must have told ev­ery­one they know how rude young peo­ple were.

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