Something that's been burning in my mind for a while, and now this article triggers the question: [Ars Technica] Can pagers stop cell phone movie chatter? How much of a problem is this when seeing movies where you live? I have to admit in my hometown (Vancouver, BC) I do not see this problem. Last time I had to ask somebody to quiet down it was a group of teenagers chattering, a problem that existed when I was their age, certainly not new. That was long enough ago that I don't even remember when it was -- it _might_ have been watching Batman Begins, but I think it was before that. I cannot think of a single time I've seen somebody on a cell phone in a theatre, and the one or two times a phone has rund, its been accompanied by a very embarrassed person searching through pockets to turn it off. So, I'm wondering ... is this a tempest in a teapot? Regional? Certain movies more than others? Or have I just been incredibly lucky in my movie-going experience? I don't see many movies in the theatres (prefer my home-theatre setup) maybe a dozen a year, but those that I do see are generally the action-packed event movies where I want the subwoofers to shake the seat I'm in.