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(CBC)   Mother furious that her child [23] was harassed out of a theatre simply because he's autistic [and was causing a disruption]   (cbc.ca) divider line 40
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2014-03-21 01:56:35 PM
24 votes:
"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.
2014-03-21 02:55:32 PM
9 votes:
Touched by a blog post chronicling the incident, she is renting out a theatre to host a movie night for people with special needs.

Many years ago, I saw some zombie movie (I think it was one of the Resident Evil movies) in the theater.  To my surprise, it apparently was also movie night for some group of mentally handicapped individuals.  There must have been at least 20 of them, and they were spread out throughout the seats, so I was surrounded by them.

Throughout the whole movie, these individuals would shuffle back-and-forth in their seats and make occasional low moaning sounds.

It was awesome.
2014-03-21 02:59:53 PM
6 votes:

serial_crusher: "Yeah, of course my vuvuzela makes a lot of noise. That's what it does. Why are you being so intolerant?"


Have you tried seeing your gynaecologist?
2014-03-21 02:08:40 PM
6 votes:
Dubbed "Movie with Max," some 300 people, including many with special needs, will fill a local theatre at the end of the month to watch The Muppets Most Wanted.


Remember that scene in Gremlins where they were watching Snow White?  Who wants to wager it will be just like that?

/Aisle seat, please.
2014-03-21 02:58:45 PM
5 votes:

sunnewswebguy: 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.

Sure thing tough guy, and you'll look real funny trying to remove that popcorn bucket out of butthole 3 minutes later...


Well, I'm sure he's not going to want it once you stuff it in your ass.
2014-03-21 01:44:28 PM
5 votes:
Is anyone else shamefully laughing at the thought of a theatre full of Tourette's sufferers swearing their heads off during a screening of some church-lady approved film?

*snicker-snicker-snicher-shame-guilt-snicker-snicker....*
2014-03-21 03:05:47 PM
4 votes:
She really shouldn't have exposed her autistic son to all those unvaccinated folks anyway.  It sounds like it was practically a measles orgy.
2014-03-21 03:25:08 PM
3 votes:
Saw a group of chatty, pre-teen queen bees catch a large soda to the back of their casually coiffed heads during a late showing of the last Batman flick. It was a beautiful thing to behold.

Hopefully, it taught them a valuable life lesson, because it won't be the last time those little coonts take the walk of shame whilst drenched in a strange man's juices.

/PHRASING!
2014-03-21 03:05:36 PM
3 votes:
Renee should of bought them one of these:

shop.mcccomputers.com

Or, if on a budget:

cdn.twentytwowords.com
2014-03-21 02:44:33 PM
3 votes:
This is awful thinking, but right away I thought of making these "movies with max" events a television show in the same format as Mystery Science Theater, silhouettes and all.
2014-03-21 02:43:27 PM
3 votes:
I feel her pain in wanting her son to have as normal a life as possible.  It's a shame this doesn't exist for her:

katespiritu.com
2014-03-21 01:06:28 PM
3 votes:
Touched by a blog post chronicling the incident, she is renting out a theatre to host a movie night for people with special needs.


jokerreport.typepad.com
2014-03-21 12:58:45 PM
3 votes:
"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.
2014-03-21 03:21:13 PM
2 votes:

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.


Are Christians even allowed to go to the movies?  Jesus never went to a movie.
2014-03-21 03:08:59 PM
2 votes:
www.jeremyriad.com

Could alway just put on a papit show.
2014-03-21 02:59:32 PM
2 votes:

oldfarthenry: Is anyone else shamefully laughing at the thought of a theatre full of Tourette's sufferers swearing their heads off during a screening of some church-lady approved film?

*snicker-snicker-snicher-shame-guilt-snicker-snicker....*


My X is a special needs teacher and we went to some special needs conference in Denver.  I was in a room full of kids that "ain't right in the hey-ed" and send me to hell if you want, a lot of what they did made me laugh.  And cringe.

In related news, the X begged me to buy her this shirt and i refused because if she wore it in public (which she would) there's simply no doubt a parent would see it.

i1.cpcache.com
2014-03-21 01:55:44 PM
2 votes:
2014-03-21 01:10:45 PM
2 votes:
And littering.  Got sent to the Group W bench.
2014-03-21 07:40:01 PM
1 votes:
It's not autistic kids (of whatever age) who are the problem.

It's their psycho moms.
2014-03-21 07:13:38 PM
1 votes:

SpectroBoy: 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.


Thank you for posting that as someone with some experience on the subject.

I wanted to say what you said, but lack "standing" if you know what I mean.


Shhh. This is the Internet. You can pretend to be anyone you want.

Love,
Chuck Norris
2014-03-21 04:38:17 PM
1 votes:
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.
2014-03-21 03:46:41 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: 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.

Sure thing tough guy, and you'll look real funny trying to remove that popcorn bucket out of butthole 3 minutes later...


YOU! Into the Dome, Mutherfarker!!!
2014-03-21 03:30:31 PM
1 votes:

allylloyd: 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.

Parenting 101!

//Children under a certain age can't sit still or be quiet for a long length of time--bring them something to play with.


Dude has a penis...
2014-03-21 03:24:42 PM
1 votes:

allylloyd: R.A.Danny: allylloyd: Some of you must really love when old white men go to the movies and shot people for texting...

No, but we do love when English is spoken.

I don't think most of you would know proper English grammar, if it slapped you in the face.


Let's eat Grandma!  or  Let's eat, Grandma!


I will shot you in the nuts.
2014-03-21 03:12:10 PM
1 votes:
www.photo-dictionary.com
2014-03-21 03:07:24 PM
1 votes:

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?


But, but, but, the poor snowflake (is it correct to refer to a 23-year-old as a snowflake) would be robbed of the social aspects of viewing a movie in a crowded theater?  How else will he ever get to engage in a spirited bout of yelling, screaming, crying in public?  It probably also serves the purpose of exercising her outrage gland -- how dare these other people not burdened with what I'm burdened by express the least little bit of chagrin over Junior's antics.

No, I'm not going to engage in condemnation of the people she claims became an angry mob seeking to embarass her and banish her son.  That's because that's her side of the story and, the last time I checked there are usually more than one perspective to a story.  About the only good thing that came of this was that a bunch of like-minded and like-burdened people decided to band together to have a group outing with their autistic kids.

One last question, if you're seated in a theater watching a movie you paid good money to see, what do you do when somebody begins having a loud conversation on a cell phone?  What essentially is the difference between that and having an autistic kid put on a hissy fit in the theater?
2014-03-21 03:03:57 PM
1 votes:
 a movie night for people with special needs.

Like people who bring their own bucket of KFC, talk at the screen, talk on the cell phone, and Shush you back?
I'm not saying anything else about them, because it was too dark to make out any features.
2014-03-21 03:03:03 PM
1 votes:

sunnewswebguy: 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.

Sure thing tough guy, and you'll look real funny trying to remove that popcorn bucket out of butthole 3 minutes later...


Except he has a concealed carry permit, shoots you dead, and isn't charged with a crime because you were attempting to rape him.
2014-03-21 03:02:08 PM
1 votes:

allylloyd: Some of you must really love when old white men go to the movies and shot people for texting...


No, but we do love when English is spoken.
2014-03-21 02:51:56 PM
1 votes:
Who's worse at the movies, black people or autistic people?
And don't give me any crap about black people at the movies, even Eddie Murphy knew it to be true.
2014-03-21 02:51:22 PM
1 votes:

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.


She would never tell anyone this, but her favorite movie opening was 300.

content8.flixster.com
2014-03-21 02:50:04 PM
1 votes:
If you're making loud noise during a movie you better well be dying. And if you are dying go outside so you stop interrupting the movie.
2014-03-21 02:46:11 PM
1 votes:
Should take him to church instead. They're probably starved for entertainment.

/esp. funerals and weddings
2014-03-21 02:45:57 PM
1 votes:
If Mongo can't sit nice, keep him in his crate.
2014-03-21 02:45:06 PM
1 votes:
I want to be sympathetic, I really do.

But I'm not.
2014-03-21 02:43:47 PM
1 votes:
The upside is they didn't call the cops
2014-03-21 02:41:45 PM
1 votes:
At least he wasn't shot dead for texting.
2014-03-21 02:17:59 PM
1 votes:
Goddammit, I read that whole farking thing and still didn't have my only question answered: WHAT WAS THE MOVIE?!
2014-03-21 02:05:24 PM
1 votes:
FTFA:

"Sitting at the movies is one of our hard-earned victories. But after 23 years, I know that life with autism is predictably unpredictable," she wrote,


Yes, yes....it's your D-Day.

*Eye Roll*
2014-03-21 01:41:47 PM
1 votes:
I'd have a psychological problem with a mother that would allow her son to do that. I'd be forced me to keep kicking her seat until the problem was resolved. Sorry, wish I could stop, but I was born like that and she should be a bit more understanding.
 
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