There’s two downs and only one up to the FCC’s notion to allow theatres to ban mobile
phone signals in theatres.
I use AIM and Yahoo! Messenger almost everywhere I go: in a theatre, public bathroom, grandma’s house, even in the car (at stop lights only I swear). Missing out on that connectivity during my viewing of Harry Potter just may push me to the brink of a panic attack.
Reason number two on my list against this petition passing is the commercials. I look forward to the movie mockery commercials that are interrupted by the original Nokia beep-ring. They are just a comical way to notify those absent minded movie goers to mute or power down their mobile phones. I get a kick out of those commercials no matter how many times I see them. With signals blocked, nobody will need to watch a commercial like that, and I would start a theatre boycott.
The one good thing, is, of course, that annoying girl. The one who’s phone is on mega-super-loud, buried at the bottom of her purse, she has a megaphone voice, and of course she takes the call –for 3 mintues.