How to Stay Safe at the Movies

The days of carefree movie afternoons are long gone. With an increase of shootings incidents and terrorist attacks, there’s every reason to remain vigilant. Even then, statistics indicate that Americans spend more than 10 billion dollars every year going to the movies. And you can’t blame them. After all, there’s always the thrill that comes with sitting in front of a theater screen with a big box of popcorn, especially for young kids. Enjoy the show but be sure to keep these safety tips in mind to protect yourself and your family.

Know the Fellow Movie Goers

There’s nothing wrong in being nosey. Take a glance at everyone who’s walking into the movie theater.  Note people whose behavior triggers the alarm bells in your head. You may never know who’s attending the movie. The guy who walks in a kid’s movie and sits in solitary may not necessarily be a psychopath but you have a reason to get concerned. Sure, he may be an animation freak but if something doesn’t seem right, it’s probably not.

Attend the Matinee

Matinees are not only cost-effective but also less crowded in comparison to evening shows. In essence, this translates to a clearer view of the people walking in. While a smaller crowd doesn’t mean that you’re entirely safe, it gives you a better idea of the person sitting next to you.

Study the Exits

It is important to know your exits just in the event of an emergency. Take a look around the movie theater as you get in and note exit points. Ask yourself; if the unexpected happens, which will be the closest door to get out? Just in case the entrance gets blocked, is there a secondary exit?

Report Any Suspicions

Learn to trust your instincts. If any person looks suspicious to you, it is always good to report to the theater management. Remember you’re not the only one who cares about safety. Movie theaters are a hot target for people with ill intentions. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

In Conclusion

Make it your priority to ensure that your family is safe at the movie theaters. Also, take some time out to learn what it actually takes to make a good movie. You should know more than the names of the actors and that’s why it makes perfect sense to grasp the amount of work that goes into creating great movies.