Vintage Etiquette Posters That Illustrate How to Avoid Being a Complete Monster at the Movies

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If the new rumors are true about an upcoming iPhone update, Apple will release a brand new “theater mode.” This rumored iOS feature will have a “popcorn-shaped Control Center icon” and automatically dim the phone screen and set the device to silent mode when the user enters a movie theater. This will supposedly limit distractions to other audience members while the phone is being used in the theater. But the concept has movie lovers in an uproar — especially Alamo Drafthouse Cinema CEO Tim League, who has a strict no phones policy in his Austin theater location. Talking and other disruptive behavior at the movies has been an issue since . . . at least 1912, as these vintage movie etiquette posters prove.

via Library of Congress

via Library of Congress

via Library of Congress

via Library of Congress

via Library of Congress

via Library of Congress

via Library of Congress