REGULAR readers of the Mail will know that I am a lover of cinema.
I often review the latest releases for our entertainment section and have often spoke about various movie related issues in my columns also..
This past week I took a trip to the cinema with my girlfriend and her sister to watch White House Down on a wet and windy weekend afternoon.
We were running slightly late (I blame the girls) but got there on time to stock up on sweets and popcorn and get really good seats
So far, so good.
However, the anticipation for the trailers (I really love the trailers) and then the movie was shattered when in walked a young couple with a baby.
Almost as soon as they sat down near the front of the screen, the baby started to cry and continued for almost the entire 131 minute running time.
Now I know readers may say that I like a good old moan in these column inches but more than ever I do think that it is one that it is justified.
Surely anybody with a child, who had ventured out to the cinema, would have the common courtesy to leave the screen if their baby or child continued to cry throughout a film.
If I have children one day I would A) not take them to see a film like White House Down and B) if I took them to see any film and they began to cry would take them out until they stopped so not to disrupt other cinemagoers.
Luckily it did not take the shine off going to the see film but it was something that really annoyed me.
If people are told not to use mobiles and talk, why is it any different with a crying baby?
I know people will say parents deserve a trip to the cinema etc etc and I do agree with that.
However, if they do take their child, they should surely be more responsible and notice that if their child is continually crying that it might be a tad distracting for other people.
Welcome back to my friend - cold weather
I MUST be the only person smiling as summer is banished away and winter begins to descend.
I love the cold and I am so glad we now have several months ahead of us of freezing temperatures.
I already have my coat, hats and gloves ready - result!