THE majority of cinemagoers only do it to annoy strangers by talking and making rustling sounds, it has emerged.
Researchers found that 81 per cent of cinema attendees had no interest in motion pictures but merely sought to aggravate others with deliberately inconsiderate behaviour.
43-year-old Wayne Hayes said: “I just go up to the counter and say, ‘let me into a film’. Ideally it will be one that’s already started so I can burst in late and irritate everyone by staggering around in the dark ‘looking for a seat’ even though the room is mostly empty.
“Then I jam my knees into the back of the seat in front of me and get my phone out for some texting and general dicking around while making loud, inane remarks to my mates who are seated across the aisle.
“Eventually someone will rise to it. Then I’ll act like it’s their problem for being an uptight bastard.
“All I really want is some attention.
“The beauty of it is that you rarely get punched because in the dark nobody can tell if you’re hard.”