We had 4 free movie tickets left, so we decided to de-stress by going to the movies tonight. The second movie we saw was "Inkheart" (great movie) at 10:00. The theater next to ours was showing an "R" rated movie (Notorious). We went and sat down, then three boys, around 12 or 13 years old, came in and sat three rows in front of us. They were acting a little goofy, and I hoped they were going to settle down. A girl or woman (we didn't see her) was with them, but she sat in the back. The previews started, and the boys settled down. So far, so good.
Then about 6-10 teenagers came in and sat about 3 or 4 rows behind us. They were quiet the two times the manager came through, but the rest of the movie was miserable because of them. We were able to watch and enjoy it, in spite of them, but it wasn't a good experience. They made stupid noises through the whole movie. They were chasing each other. One was evidently so drunk or high that he couldn't even walk or stand up straight and he kept falling down. They were talking loud and cussing. It was obvious that they weren't there to see the movie. I thought about getting up right then and saying something to the manager, but truthfully I was scared of them, since I didn't know if they were the type to get mad when someone came in to say something to them and pull a knife or something. So I didn't do anything until we left.
When we were done watching the movie, I said something to the girl at the concession counter. She called the manager, and I told her. She gave us two free tickets because of the trouble. I said, "Why would they spend that much money on a movie, just to act like idiots and not watch the movie?" She said that they had tried to get into the "R" rated movie but couldn't, so they went in there instead. As James and I said later, they should have just kicked them out instead of letting them ruin a movie (that they didn't want to see) for everyone else.
Evidently the teenagers that caused the problems were waiting outside for their parents to pick them up. As James and I walked past them, and to our car, one of them kept saying really loudly, "Hey sir, I think you need some Slim Fast." Stupid Jerk.