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A midnight screening of a low budget shocker at the Toronto International Film Festival became even more horrifying when a brave blogger — fed up with blue lights dotting his peripheral vision — called 911 on a texting fool.

It's one thing were it a public showing at a local multiplex where you're on your own. Variety reports the endless flow of interruptions occurred at a screening of The Sacrament presented to the reviewing press and film industry members!

Drastic times call for violently insane acts of retaliation.

After attempts to get the theatre waitstaff to reign in the situation proved fruitless, FirstShowing.net blogger Alex Billington called the cops on the insensitive lout. One question: did Billington exit the auditorium to place the call to 911 or did he dial the fuzz from the comfort of his seat like the animal he claims to abhor?

Instead of asking that a uniformed officer be sent to strike fear into the hearts of the inconsiderate swine, the quick-thinking Billington claimed the crowd was illegally pirating the movie!

Cops don't cotton to being lied to. Surprisingly, the police dispatcher let him off with a cheap laugh instead of a pair of iron bracelets and a night in the clink.

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Colonna Sept. 10, 2013 @ 4:03 p.m.

Are you texting to me? Are you texting to me? Are you texting to me?



Yankeedoodle Sept. 10, 2013 @ 4:18 p.m.

Very amusing. I have a relative, a teacher, who constantly stops DVD movies to explain things to his three long-suffering children. When I commented, "that's why you go to the movies, so people won't talk through it," his children assured me that he did it there too. I thought everyone was joking, but his youngest, aged 7, addressed him gravely and said, "if you're honest, Daddy, you have to admit you do."


tward77 Sept. 13, 2013 @ 8:56 a.m.

The geniuses at Cinemark have a "rewards" program app that encourages patrons to keep their phones on during showings yet they still project "no texting" warnings beforehand. Reminds of me of the signs I keep seeing in stores warning that unattended children of clueless consumer parents will be given espresso and a free puppy.



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