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Friday 14 October 2011, 12:00

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

Several people have suggested to me that the Cinema Code of Conduct is a bit negative and that what we need now is a complementary guide about what you can do to really enhance the film going experience. I'm looking for your input - together we can make a difference...

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    Comment number 1.

    Hi Mark. Maybe you could go about rewording some of the previous rules. Maybe one of them being more like 'Respect that there are other people around you watching the film', just making it sound more positive that way. I quite like the current 'Code' though, sometimes you have to be strict! :)

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    Comment number 2.

    Always go into a film optimistically and with an open mind. Expect to be moved, entertained and thrilled.

    Even if it's Transformers 3 - the extended directors cut [in 3D].

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    Comment number 3.

    Just a few suggestions off the top of my head. Hope those are helpful.

    Do respect other people's personal space

    Do turn off your mobile phone, please

    Do respect the film and the filmmakers by remaining quiet

    Do get up to let other people past, when asked

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    Comment number 4.

    Do clap at the end if it was a good film! I always enjoy that - makes me feel I've stepped back in time and shared a collective experience...

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    Comment number 5.


    Support your local independents.
    Complain, if necessary.
    Respect others around you.
    Preserve the innocence of childhood.
    Eat healthily (ie nothing available at a cinema concession)
    Surprise yourself, go and see films outside your usual viewing patterns.
    Embrace subtitles.
    Enjoy yourself.


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