(Original post by zyzzyzus)
Ok, I was in the cinema watching a film on my own today, when I say on my own, I was unaccompanied, but there were maybe a dozen people scattered around the cinema, I was at the back in the second row, but there was no one sat behind me or even near me.
At the start of the film, maybe 20 minutes in, my phone rang, but I had it on silent, as I'm sure everyone does when you go to the cinema. The only alert I had was the screen lit up to inform me that someone was calling, and just let it ring, silently of course, and they were diverted to voicemail.
Out of the corner of my eye I see a figure bounding up the steps two or three at a time and then all of a sudden this guy in black is standing there over me and he booms, "I need you to turn your phone off". Everyone in the cinema - not many, but they all did - turned around to gawp at wtf is going on, I mumbled something about it being on silent and he repeated his instruction to turn it off and walked away out of the cinema, obviously an employee.
I don't see how I was disturbing anyone, no one could have seen the screen as they were all in front of me facing forwards - I all saw them occasionally checking their phones during the film, oddly enough - and his interruption to the film was greater than even if I'd actually taken the call.
Most of all, it was incredibly embarrassing, I don't go to the cinema often, but when I do, there's loads of people occasionally checking their phones.
What's other people's opinions on this?