I think Galen has got it right. People are so used to talking, making cups of tea, eating biscuits, joining in the songs, pointing out the cute kid, asking what is happening now, getting up and wandering about, etc. while they are watching television in their own homes, they do it in theatres and cinemas without realising how disruptive it is for the rest of the audience.
I don't think it's age related. I have been irritated by two dozy old bats when I took absentdaughter to see The Wizard of Oz years ago – every time Toto appeared they said, "Oooooh, isn't he sweeeeeet!" among other annoying observations. Equally, I have been driven potty by people younger than me talking about the last play they went to see without watching the one we were currently attending. Presumably, that's the one they would talk about at the next play they went to "see".
kittylester Mon 10-Feb-14 10:12:01
absent Mon 10-Feb-14 18:30:40
Galen Mon 10-Feb-14 19:21:52
absent Mon 10-Feb-14 19:34:47
GillT57 Mon 10-Feb-14 19:41:21
Gally Mon 10-Feb-14 19:45:40
Deedaa Mon 10-Feb-14 22:10:57
whenim64 Mon 10-Feb-14 22:28:53