Monday, September 19, 2016

Editorial On Issues At Regal Cinema Involving Teenagers


Much has been said lately in regard to Mark Thompson's facebook post regarding unruly teenagers causing a disturbance after being kicked out of an R rated movie for being loud and obnoxious. The teens did not even care about the police that were parked out front as they  got shoved as well.

I can tell you as someone that goes to lots of movies, it is a growing trend during the later shows for parents to use the Mall and the Theater as a "babysitter" while they go out and do other things. I think this is in large part to the kids today being brought up by the millennial crowd. We think of Parents as being strong role models who tried to keep us on the right path when we were growing up, and in today's world Parents want to be like "buddies" than parents.

The bratty School kids are brought up in the current world where they feel they are entitled to everything and anything and no is not a word they can even comprehend. If they want to do something they will do it.I would highly recommend if you want to enjoy a movie to not go after dark because what your going to run into is a mob of hormone driven hellions who have no respect for anyone or anything.

We have very few things for kids to do these days out of the house with the world at their fingertips via modern technology, so social skills are on the decline. The worst part is these kids that cause these issues know that nothing is going to happen to them because of their age and it's not like parents can discipline them anymore so I don't know if anything can be done to stop it sadly.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I completely agree! If kids were taught to work for what they have, and to respect authority and are held accountable for their actions, maybe Society, as a whole, would be better than it is at present.

Anonymous said...

Spot on JT. Its the problem with youth today....Parents and teenagers spend very little time together for the most part. Each seem happy with going their separate ways. Then when something happens we hear from the "bleeding hearts" they were a "wonderful child" never got into trouble, etc.......In reality they have no idea what the young person was really involved in or what they were truly like. "DO NOT BE MISLED. BAD ASSOCIATION SPOILS USEFUL HABITS", this quote is from a well published and read book.....and OH SO TRUE!

Anonymous said...

I've been told on several occasions that my children lack social skills. My children and I have discussed it and come to the conclusion that we'd prefer not to fit in if it means acting like these little a$$munches. My children have a lot of compassion and loving hearts. They are wonderful and they would not agree to this kind of behavior and thank God!

Anonymous said...

When their parents receive THE letter from the federal gov advising them that they WILL be taking in refugees all of the spoiled brattiness will change forever.Local homes are earmarked with no regard to the financial well being of targeted families."Shaquan,meet your new brother Abdul".A check will make it more tolerable.

Anonymous said...

Not all teens behave in the manner of the mob. Please don't generalize all behavior based on those who disturbed Mark Thompson.
And 10:59 am. -- What are you even talking about? Rush Limbaugh get to you?

Anonymous said...

$1000 fines to the so called Parent .

Anonymous said...

Another reason to NOT spend my hard earned money at movie theaters.Overpriced tickets and concessions,and feral children and teens disturbing the peace.If I want to see a movie bad enough,I go find a bootleg copy of it or order it on PPV.Movie theaters will be obsolete if they keep jacking up prices and allowing herds of juveniles to run the place.

Anonymous said...

11:14-Move all of the junk out of your spare bedroom,because like the little girl in Poltergeist said "They're here".

Anonymous said...

Hang em,

Anonymous said...

Hold on, not all kids or teenagers act that way. There are still a few parents who do teach their kids right from wrong. When they find out their child is causing a problem, they do yank them up and take them home. Then the punishment begins. If more parents would hold their children accountable for their behavior, and stop acting like "kids will be kids", we would have fewer of them heading to jail at 18 and 19 years old!

Anonymous said...

I must be a horrible parent because my teenager has a job at a local restaurant in Salisbury that she works at Friday, and Saturday nights so there is no time to be caught up on the streets with some of these other teens.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it has anything to do with getting your child everything they want. My child wants for nothing but best believe he is taught to respect others, everyday before school he's reminded and that is where the problem is. Parents not instilling the importance of respect for others nowadays. It's the get this child out of my hair, let them run the streets all night so I can do my thing.

Anonymous said...

Agree

Anonymous said...

The outcome of children having children and the grandparents raising thier grandkids. The parents weren't old enough to take care of themselves until someone thrashes their child then they want to play parent.