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Modern Day Movie-Goers Could Use This Vintage Advice. Being Rude Isn’t New.

Some folks just don”t know how to behave at the movies. Since the advent of people gathering to watch a particular event or public spectacle, there”s always been that one guy that doesn”t know the proper etiquette. (Wearing a big hat was basically the equivalent of having your phone out.)

Luckily, at the dawn of the moving picture show, theater owners decided that they would have slides that would instruct theater-goers on the do”s and don”t”s of movie spectatorship, and sometimes, some pretty good general advice.

I can”t tell you how many umbrella”s I”ve left in the movie theater! Actually, I can. Like 2 or 3.

I can

It”s good to know that my delicate sensibilities won”t be offended by any lewd rot at a moving picture show.

It

Oh, I”ll tell the management!

Oh, I

I don”t care about the intermission, there”s a lady trapped in that watch!

I don

Reddit would love this.

Reddit would love this.

Slightly strange instructions with even stranger depictions of hands clapping. I”m vaguely horrified.

Slightly strange instructions with even stranger depictions of hands clapping. I

That”s right, call out those big hat-wearing ladies. They know what they do is wrong.

That

That guy in the back is just being a jerk.

That guy in the back is just being a jerk.

This is just a creepy picture, but I can”t stop looking at it.

This is just a creepy picture, but I can

Okay, so now we”re at the beach? You”re confusing me, movie theater instructions.

Okay, so now we

Why did they use a picture that looks like it”s out of a horror film. “Goodnight, don”t let the murderer get you.”

Why did they use a picture that looks like it

Honestly, if the movie theater is using a cow to entice people to buy advertising space, they might need a new ad-team themselves.

Honestly, if the movie theater is using a cow to entice people to buy advertising space, they might need a new ad-team themselves.

(via:demilked.com)

At least people back then didn”t have to deal with cell phones.