Monday, December 19, 2005

Theater owners want cell phones blocked
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The National Association of Theater Owners wants the Federal Communications Commission to allow the blocking of cell phone signals in theaters.
John Fithian, the president of the trade organization, told the Los Angeles Times theater owners "have to block rude behavior" as the industry tries to come up with ways to bring people back to the cinemas.
Fithian said his group would petition the FCC for permission to block cell phone signals within movie theaters.
Some theaters already have no cell phone policies and ask moviegoers to check their phones at the door, Fithian said.
The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association -- a Washington-based cell phone lobby that is also known as CTIA-the Wireless Association -- said it would fight any move to block cell phone signals.
"We're opposed to the use of any blocking technology, because it interferes with people's ability to use a wireless device in an emergency situation," CTIA spokesman Joseph Farren told the Times.

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I say the DEATH PENALTY for those asswipes who have their cell phones on at the movies. Nothing short of that will do. There is NO REASON to have a cell phone set to ring when in the movies. NO REASON. NONE...ZERO.. NADA... ZILCH.. So please all you Mobile phone yapping asswipess turn you bleepin phone to SILENT ring or better OFF during the movie. A "Common Sense" solution for sadly an all to common problem, brought to you by CEREBRALWASTE!

4 Comments:

Anonymous the Colonel said...

Anyone whose cellphone goes off in church should be immediately baptized (by immersion), or at least the phone!

December 19, 2005 10:32 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

You don't want them baptized by FIRE Colonel? COME ON!!! Where is that Military GUNG HO spirit you so aptly displayed in the first Gulf War by planting the Flag of Texas DEEP into Iraqi territory???

I mean I am SHOCKED (pun intended!) at your response! I thought at the very least you would want DEATH BY FIRING SQUAD....

December 19, 2005 5:06 PM  
Blogger LiB Team said...

wow CW, this also is the case in Bahrain, reminds me of the cinema, we have a similar post about cinema goers in bahrain lol

December 20, 2005 11:23 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Thanks for stopping by!

I will surf on over and check out your post.

The situation with some Mobile users is getting out of hand not only in the US but everywhere in the world that cell/mobile phones are used.

December 20, 2005 12:00 PM  

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