TYLER — East Texas native Taylor Mayes tells KETK when she was seeing a movie recently, she and her husband couldn't quite tune out the loud noises coming from the girls behind them.
"They talked and laughed the entire time...talked as loud as I'm talking now. Just non-stop throughout the entire thing," Mayes said.
After politely telling them to be quiet -- unlike the guy in Washington State -- they didn't choose violence. They did what cinema personnel advise movie-goers to do.
"They pretty much ignored us and thought it was funny that we were getting annoyed. So finally we sent my husband. And he went and got some help...so they brought a security officer so he tapped them on the shoulder and said 'you're gonna have to quiet down or you're gonna have to leave the movie.' And he pretty much had to stand there for the rest of the movie," Mayes said.
Daniel Pierce had a similar situation.
"Cops had to be called in 3 times I wanna say. At the end of it they just kind of...sat there and monitored the kids," he said.
Texting is a problem for others...
"When they sit in front of you and they start texting and it gets the bright light into it. It makes you just want to stand up and ask them for their phone and give it back to them when they're done with the movie," said East Texan Thomas Herndon.
So what's going on with kids these days? Pierce says he was one of them just a few short years ago -- so he offers some insight.
"First time you get to go to a movie by yourself...with your friends, without your parents. You go and so it's a new experience. So you may act up a little bit," he said.