*clap* *clap* *clap*

The movies.

There’s no better viewing experience than sitting in front of a giant-ass screen with a bag of over-priced popcorn watching the next big flick.

That is, until the clappers reveal themselves.

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Besides the obvious annoyances that one might run into at the movies (people on their phones, people talking, etc), there is no one more confusing than the people who clap for no reason at all when at the movies. Oh I’m sorry, you saw Godzilla’s foot at the corner of the screen? Cool. No need to clap for it. Godzilla can’t hear you nor will your clapping help to progress the plot of the film.

On top of that, the people who give a round of applause at the end of the film are equally as aggravating. It may have been a good movie, but unless the director or actors are behind the screen, your clapping serves literally no purpose. The credits can’t hear clapping, only the people sitting next to you. I would understand if you were at the Cannes Film Festival, but not when you’re watching Batman for the 8th time this week.

I know this is just me being nit-picky, but I guess I just won’t understand.

So, next time you have the urge to give the movie you just saw a standing ovation, just chill and remember where you are. The screen can’t hear your appreciation and you just look hilarious.

– Drew

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