Reprinted with permission from How to Act Like a Grown-Up (http://actlikeagrownup.com/category/interactions/page/2/).
Watching movies at home is one thing. But once you go into a movie theater, the rules change. (Trust me on this—I’m a film professor and I know about all this stuff!)
Watching movies is a group experience. It’s a whole different animal than watching at home. Don’t let that slip away from you, both for your sake and the sake of everyone else in the theater.
Keep your mouth closed (in general). Quietly during previews is OK, but quietly. Intro credits—settle in and close down the conversation. We don’t come to a movie theater to hear you talk. And once the movie starts, only a whispered comment a couple of times is cool. The public whisper is nearly a lost art—try to resurrect it.