Pocket Ninja: "As Christians, we're supposed to love our neighbor as ourselves," she said.How does she know that everyone in the theater was a Christian? There might have been some atheists in there, and they hate everybody. Throw in some Muslims and Jews, and she should just be happy that she got out of there alive.
Unoriginal_Username: My 6 yr old son is autistic. We brought him to see the Lego movie, it was the first time he'd ever been in a theater, we weren't sure how he'd be. I sat in a spot where I could get out quickly without disturbing anyone just in case. We also brought a small toy for him to play with.He was quieter then the kids who sat behind us.This lady is an idiot. If her son can't handle sitting still or being quiet, and she doesn't want to rent the whole theater, wait for movies to get released onto dvd and stay home.
hardinparamedic: Sorry, my tolerance ends at the age of 18, and my view of your precious little snowflake as an untreated, socially retarded individual begins.The ChrisChans of the world should be protected before they turn an adult. After, fair game.
serpent_sky: The Goddamn Batman: n her blog post, Colson, author of "Dancing with Max," a memoir about her son, wrote that Max became frightened during the previews, as he often does, according to The Patriot Ledger.Then why in the blue hell do you keep taking him?three minutes off, but that was also my question. Seems borderline abusive.
ArcadianRefugee: Disability is no excuse for causing a disturbance.
serpent_sky: She is aware of things like DVDs, cable, Netflix, and other such things that exist? If movies and movie previews are known to agitate your "child" (who is an adult, like it or not) why on earth would you go to a theatre? One, you know the other patrons want and expect quiet. And two, why the hell are you subjecting your son to something you know is likely to agitate and exacerbate his well-documented autism?If she was kicked out of something necessary (doctor's office, grocery store, whatever) she'd have a point, but a movie theatre is not essential to life and the reaction seems perfectly normal to me. "He's autistic" doesn't matter when people paid upwards of $10.50 to watch a movie in peace.And again, seriously, if she knows it agitates him, why the hell would she subject him to it?
MythDragon: Maybe you farkers can wiegh in on this.Went to see a movie (Elysium I think), and just before the movie starts they bring in a group of older (25 years or so?) of really retarded people. The smile and literally drool all over the place retarded. But they were friendly and they waved as they went by like they were in a retard parade. Well they were all pretty good during the movie, but this one guy they parked next to me in a wheelchair would hold his hands over his ears and make a really loud "ARRRRRRAAAAAAHHHHHRRRRRROOOOOOOH" noise during and part that started to get moderatly loud (of which there were many) and would keep that sound up during the noise and for about 30 seconds after until he calmed down.His caretaker(?) sat next to him the whole time and didn't do anything about it. And this guy was farking loud. Like hard to hear the damn movie loud. Am I right to get pissed off about that? I mean I paid my money to watch the movie. I want peace while I'm watching, and *I'm* expected to be quiet. Now I'm glad the group takes the retarded people out. I think they should. But maybe to parks, playgrounds, bowling, and ice cream or other places where it's okay to be loud. If you know they are gonna be making a fark-ton of noise, maybe you shouldn't take them to the movies? If a 'normal' person was shouting and causing a disruption, they'd kick *him* out. Are we just supposed to let it slide because they got the short end of the genetic stick? I don't mind if I am grabbing some lunch at the mall and some kid is singing the potato song at the top of his lungs, it's normally noisy there anyway. I don't mind if he sits next to me as long as he's not grabbing things off my plate or throwing boogers at me. But I want to be able to watch the movie undisturbed.
Secret Master of All Flatulence: farkingismybusiness: Secret Master of All Flatulence: farkingismybusiness: At least he wasn't shot dead for texting.The guy in question wasn't shot dead for texting, he was shot dead for throwing popcorn. There IS a difference.Well at least it was justified.I'm kind of curious about what information will be presented at trial. IIRC, the media reported that the dead guy's SO was shot in the hand by the same shot that killed the younger guy. It's quite possible, since apparently only one shot was fired, that the woman had her hand on her SO's chest, trying to hold him back as he was trying to harm the old guy. We'll have to wait for the trial to find out, I guess....
Madame Ovary: AMC Sensory Friendly Films http://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-filmsThey lower the volume, brighten the lights and skip the previews.
Miss Alexandra: JesusJuice: Mikey1969: JesusJuice: How did they draw it out? If they hadn't made her feel so unwelcome, she probably would have stayed. She gave them the choice of either being mean to her or having their movie experience ruined.You really think one person stood up for the crowd and said "Hey, you're being too loud"? You know exactly how these things play out, everyone wants to talk shiat, and then when the woman says something back, everyone else wants to answer back, then they spend more time verbally 'high fiving' each other, then someone else feels that their particularly witty rejoinder didn't get the attention it deserved, so THEY pipe up, and then someone else chimes in, etc... I can guarantee you the shiat talking went on longer than this dude's initial freakout would have lasted.It doesn't mean that it wasn't a disruption, it just takes someone incredibly naive to assume that this shiat didn't go on 10 times longer than it needed to because everyone wanted to talk a little more trash.If it had been just one person giving her shiat she could have dismissed them as a lone asshole. She can't really ignore the whole theater telling her to GTFO. It sounds like there were multiple instances before people got aggressive, so I suspect they escalated to the level needed to make her leave.I also wonder if she didn't egg things on. Remember we're only hearing *her* story.
elvindeath: I once took the family on a vacation to Disney World. We had reservations for lunch at a restaurant that, while not the most expensive in the "world", was going to cost us about $150 for a family of four. We were seated next to an man or woman who looked to be in the 50s, who had a child of about 12 with them who was in a wheelchair, and clearly had multiple issues. The two parents looked absolutely exhausted. Two minutes after we were seated, the child started screaming / moaning so loud that I couldn't hear anyone at my table speaking. It continued for 10 minutes, and the parents made no move to leave or attempt to calm the child (if that was even possible). We sat there and had our lunch, and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. Looking back, I should have said screw political correctness, and demanded to be moved or just left.I don't care what your situation - or the situation of your child - if you cannot leave the house without your child ruining the environment of everyone around him/her, you do not leave your house with your child.
433: JuggleGeek: If they can't cope with being out in public, then I'm sorry, but you can't take them out in public.ArcadianRefugee: If she can't control her "kid" then she shouldn't take him out in public and put him into situations where he is known to freak out.I don't think it is fair to deny the individual the chance to enjoy things like a movie. Ideally, if it is seen that it will be trouble, then exiting the event is the thing to do. Think of a wailing infant in a restaurant. The woman in the article seemed to know to go when appropriate, though perhaps she stayed a little long. It is unfortunate that things escalated as they did, it could have been handled better by all parties. In light of the situation and how it unfolded, the solution of renting the place out for a movie night for children and young adults with disabilities is excellent.It is not fair for any of us farkers to tell this woman what she should and should not do. Who are we to instruct another, especially on the internet? Finding the root cause of the problem and searching for an alternative is best, and I believe we have enough people with enough experience in these areas to be able to do just that.
From the Daily Mail article: Max shrieked 'I want to go home,' during the first preview and said it again once the film started.From this article: Max became frightened during the previews, as he often does....
allylloyd: People with dementia and Alzheimer's are worse than kids with autism.
R.A.Danny: Sin_City_Superhero: It's not up to everybody else to accommodate your broken child.And now I'm on the mom's side.
Mikey1969: Her stepmother tried to explain to patrons - who hurled insults - that Max had autism to no avail, The Blaze reported.Yeah, I'd want them to quit disrupting the movie, but if this is how it played out, then the people in the theater were being bigger pricks than the situation warranted. Especially since hurling insults just exacerbates the situation, thereby drawing it out AND making things louder. Because nothing says "shut up. I want to see the movie" like starting a 10 minute screaming match. If someone can't figure out how to deal with an autistic kid freaking out, they really shouldn't try to pitch in. Nothing makes them get louder and more scared than screaming at them does.As for this woman, I understand she wants to take her son to the movie. That's fine, but you can hit a matinee on anything but opening weekend, and stand a good chance of finding an empty auditorium. Maybe you should try that next time? She doesn't even have to go during the week. Hit that Sunday ll am showing, and if you think that he might have problems, you will quite possibly be the only one in the theater and can still see the movie, but not disturb a bunch of angry people.
OtherLittleGuy: A disability does not give you (or your family) carte blanche to be an asshole
allylloyd: Some of you must really love when old white men go to the movies and shot people for texting...
The Crepes of Wrath: She should feel grateful she even has a child. A couple hundred years ago, he would have been tied to a tree to feed hungry wolves.
gopher321: "How sad that we have to rent an entire movie theatre so our kids can watch a movie. Movie theatres are supposed to be open to the public. This is a kind gesture but does nothing to promote understanding, tolerance or acceptance," a commenter wrote.Tolerance and acceptance lasts about 5 minutes for me. After that, if your squalling kid (23 or not) doesn't shut his drool hole, here come my popcorn at your head.
The_Sponge: hb0mb: and we almost always have the theatre to ourselves.CSB:The last time I had a theater to myself was an early Sunday morning showing of the Evil Dead remake. Holy f*ck that was creepy....almost wanted to head straight to church./Got my money's worth.
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