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.