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    Has anyone any experience of Americans when they go to the 'movies' and do they really treat the experience as if it's a pantomime, booing the bad guy when he comes on, advising the good guy 'look out spiderman' and clapping big explosions and even occasionally chanting 'U S A U S A' at certain parts of films such as Independence Day
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    If I ever do experience that, I'll walk out. What juvenile behaviour.
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    I've been to cinemas on the East and West coasts of the US. I've not come across anyone like that! In my experience American movie-goers, are fairly similar to UK movie-goers. Didn't really notice much difference at all.

    Although, some cult films (e.g. Rocky Horror) have audience participation - but that's not really the typical cinema experience...and you get that over here too.
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    I haven't experienced anything that bad yet, but while in Germany I've been to a cinema showing movies in English which is pretty much all Americans. I went to see the Avengers and I can kinda compare coz I saw it in England too. I noticed they laughed at alot of things and pretty loudly too, whereas in England barely anyone laughed. Personally I barely found anything funny in the film, maybe English people just don't find stuff as funny? I also noticed some people clapping at certain parts. To be honest it all kinda confused me a little but I guess they do say Americans tend to be more....vocal.

    I'm going to see Batman whilst here too (I'm still in Germany at the moment) next week so I'm hoping to god that they don't get as bad as you say....
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    (Original post by cfizzle)
    No, but on a similar-ish note, I had the Glasgow style of movie-goers. Whilst seeing I Am Legend for the second time (thankfully) a group of neds down the front got escorted out for something at the start of the movie, but on their way shouted "Will Smith dies at the end!". Felt sorry for those seeing it for the first time!
    Yep. I've been in an American cinema, they're no different to British cinemas, except that they seem to applause at the end a bit more. Glasgow cinemas are awful: neds talking constantly through them, shouting out bits of the plot: in fact apparently during the film 'Neds' a gang war broke out in the cinema between two groups of neds who recognised each other in the theatre.

    Apparently however, if you go to an inner city cinema with lots of black people, they tend to be more like the OP's description.
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    (Original post by Copperknickers)
    Yep. I've been in an American cinema, they're no different to British cinemas, except that they seem to applause at the end a bit more. Glasgow cinemas are awful: neds talking constantly through them, shouting out bits of the plot: in fact apparently during the film 'Neds' a gang war broke out in the cinema between two groups of neds who recognised each other in the theatre.

    Apparently however, if you go to an inner city cinema with lots of black people, they tend to be more like the OP's description.
    Generalisation much? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by hannah60000)
    Generalisation much? :rolleyes:
    Isn't that exactly what this thread is about? Bearing in mind the title contains the word stereotype. Goon.
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    (Original post by hannah60000)
    Generalisation much? :rolleyes:
    Generalisation? I couldn't have been more specific or observational, I said 'lots of inner city black people tend to'. Do you deny my claim, or are you just throwing the racism card because you saw the word 'black'?
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    If they do, hand them a copy of the Kermode and Mayo Code of Conduct straight away.
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    (Original post by hannah60000)
    Generalisation much? :rolleyes:
    Are you black?
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    (Original post by hannah60000)
    Generalisation much? :rolleyes:
    Oh come on dude, the man generalised about Glasgow working class people for 2 paragraphs. The minute he mentions black people... woooo hold the phone bitch theres a racist here :rolleyes:.

    Makes me sick when people put racism ahead of any other forms of abuse; then wonder why papers like the Daily Mail exist?

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    If they do, hand them a copy of the Kermode and Mayo Code of Conduct straight away.
    I love Mark Kermode! That code of conduct should be printed as a poster in every cinema!
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    (Original post by Copperknickers)
    Yep. I've been in an American cinema, they're no different to British cinemas, except that they seem to applause at the end a bit more. Glasgow cinemas are awful: neds talking constantly through them, shouting out bits of the plot: in fact apparently during the film 'Neds' a gang war broke out in the cinema between two groups of neds who recognised each other in the theatre.

    Apparently however, if you go to an inner city cinema with lots of black people, they tend to be more like the OP's description.
    "Apparently"? Where did you hear this?

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