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1. Avoid opening weekend. Go in 3rd week, if possible
2. Go to Maumee, Levis Commons, or Fallen Timbers
3. Late afternoon show
4. On the way in, ask ticket seller what is being done about web-surfing, texting, any fiddling with lit-up phone screens during the movie and other disruptive behavior
5. Choose seats that are not adjacent to a group of 3 or more young people
The spouse and I have been pretty lucky following these rules. I know the ticket-sellers don't control management policies, but they do pass along customer concerns to their supervisors.
Generally the theaters are so empty at these less popular times, we feel like we're getting a private screening. I would never go back to the Friday night/Saturday night scene: that's for teens who want to socialize!
In fairness to all the young people out there, I must admit that adult patrons can also be annoying, when they open up their smuggled-in snack packages, pop cans, etc. Lots of crackling and rustling and slurping!