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    Disabled Teen Kicked Out Of Theater For Laughing Too Loudly

    OLDSMAR, Fla. -- The mother of a disabled teen complained to the American Civil Liberties Union after she and her son were kicked out of a movie theater because he was laughing too loudly.

    Susan Brown said she and her 19-year-old son, Matt, were asked to leave an AMC Woodlands 20 theater during a showing of "The Pink Panther" Sunday. An AMC spokeswoman said several patrons complained about the teen's outbursts.

    Susan Brown said she was outraged. Her son has Angelman syndrome, a neurological disorder that impairs a person's ability to speak and maintain balance. The disorder also affects mental development and can prompt excessive laughter and seizures.

    More: http://www.local6.com/news/7542555/detail.html
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    I don't know whether this makes me sad or angry.

    This is not right. I hope he got to see the rest of the movie somewhere
    Rest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.

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    That is just wrong. People are too uptight if they can't handle some loud laughter. I hope they never go out when it is a mentally challenged group home night out at a movie theater-they would probably have an aneurysm.

    My sister and I got kicked out of "Beaches" because of laughing. Every time there was a tearjerker part the lady in front of us would start bawling in this almost fake Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo way and we kept getting the giggles and then glares from the other movie patrons.

    The management came to our row with a flashlight, gave us back our money and escorted us out. Imagine having to tell your mom you were kicked out of Beaches: You got kicked out of WHAT movie????? That was her response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmommy
    That is just wrong. People are too uptight if they can't handle some loud laughter. I hope they never go out when it is a mentally challenged group home night out at a movie theater-they would probably have an aneurysm.

    My sister and I got kicked out of "Beaches" because of laughing. Every time there was a tearjerker part the lady in front of us would start bawling in this almost fake Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo way and we kept getting the giggles and then glares from the other movie patrons.

    The management came to our row with a flashlight, gave us back our money and escorted us out. Imagine having to tell your mom you were kicked out of Beaches: You got kicked out of WHAT movie????? That was her response.

    Beaches was an upsettng movie.But it held true to a lot of other dictates.I am sorry that you don't see the whole picture.

    And I am particulary upset that you see an aneuyism is something that you just get over.I am dealing with this on a daily basis.I expect that you don't have any clue.At least, I hope that is your perspective.

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    I think you took my post way too seriously and apologize if I offended you. One of my dear friends died of an aneurysm at 7 months pregnant so I know they're not something you just get over-I'm sure her daughter who survived via cesarean would agree as would her widower husband.

    Bad choice of wording on my part so I apologize to any aneurysm victims out there and did not mean offense. I should've said if the persons who complained went to a movie during a mentally challenged group home night they would really have a conniption fit. I have worked in a group home and think it is ridiculous that people would complain about laughter during a comedy movie. I agree with the people who had my sis and I kicked out of Beaches-heck 17+ years later I know I would've had myself kicked out.

    And as for Beaches, I agree it was an upsetting movie. My sister and I were really young at the time and the lady in front of us just had the most overly dramatic fake sounding boo-hoo crying that we just got the giggles and couldn't help it. We did see the whole thing a few days later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmommy
    I think you took my post way too seriously and apologize if I offended you. One of my dear friends died of an aneurysm at 7 months pregnant so I know they're not something you just get over-I'm sure her daughter who survived via cesarean would agree as would her widower husband.

    Bad choice of wording on my part so I apologize to any aneurysm victims out there and did not mean offense. I should've said if the persons who complained went to a movie during a mentally challenged group home night they would really have a conniption fit. I have worked in a group home and think it is ridiculous that people would complain about laughter during a comedy movie. I agree with the people who had my sis and I kicked out of Beaches-heck 17+ years later I know I would've had myself kicked out.

    And as for Beaches, I agree it was an upsetting movie. My sister and I were really young at the time and the lady in front of us just had the most overly dramatic fake sounding boo-hoo crying that we just got the giggles and couldn't help it. We did see the whole thing a few days later.
    I am dealing with this on a daily basis. I am sorry if I offended anyone. My sister is so young, she is just 45. She has 4 kids under 18.I love her so much.I just don't know why this has happened.

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    I can't watch Beaches now. I know how it ends, it's not like they changed it. Lol
    As for the kid, they better kiss some serious butt (theater). You never know who has physical or mental problems in this world. They deserve some mercy and compassion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    I am dealing with this on a daily basis. I am sorry if I offended anyone. My sister is so young, she is just 45. She has 4 kids under 18.I love her so much.I just don't know why this has happened.
    I wasn't offended, if anything I truly thank you for pointing out my ignorance because I do sometimes suffer from foot in mouth disease. I could have chosen a less offensive way to say what I meant. Sort of like when people make Alzheimer's comments when somebody is forgetful-not the nicest way to say something.

    I'm sorry you are dealing with aneurysm recovery in your own life-there seems to be no rhyme or reason in a lot of cases. I know that 9 years after my friend died it still freaks me out a bit since she was only two weeks younger then me-we were 28 at the time she had her aneurysm.

    I am thankful her beautiful daughter survived-a bittersweet way to come into the world but a gift nonetheless.

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    Gmommy~ i'm guilty of saying 'don't have an aneurysm' as much as the next guy. It's a figure of speech. Not meant to be taken seriously. I wouldnt worry about it. As far as Alzheimers my grandpa died of that. I am always saying if I forget to do something that I am showing early signs of it. Everybody laughs its not 'knocking' any disease its just a figure of speech. Don't be too hard on yourself.



    Quote Originally Posted by Gmommy
    I wasn't offended, if anything I truly thank you for pointing out my ignorance because I do sometimes suffer from foot in mouth disease. I could have chosen a less offensive way to say what I meant. Sort of like when people make Alzheimer's comments when somebody is forgetful-not the nicest way to say something.

    I'm sorry you are dealing with aneurysm recovery in your own life-there seems to be no rhyme or reason in a lot of cases. I know that 9 years after my friend died it still freaks me out a bit since she was only two weeks younger then me-we were 28 at the time she had her aneurysm.

    I am thankful her beautiful daughter survived-a bittersweet way to come into the world but a gift nonetheless.

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    Red face concerned person

    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    Beaches was an upsettng movie.But it held true to a lot of other dictates.I am sorry that you don't see the whole picture.

    And I am particulary upset that you see an aneuyism is something that you just get over.I am dealing with this on a daily basis.I expect that you don't have any clue.At least, I hope that is your perspective.
    I too have been dealing with an aneurysm since 2000,
    after undergoing a crainotomy. I am very sensitive using
    "aneurysm" in a laughing matter, but I am sure he/she
    didn't mean it a derogatory manner.....

    GMommy, I sometimes make light of my own situation.
    It is the only way I can get through some days.....
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    Life can be cruel, but humor helps. Sometimes I think we all (myself included) just have to lighten up. People often say things without meaning to hurt anyone!

    Eve

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    Why am I not surprised that this happend in Florida??

    Raising a disabled child is not eay but couple that with a place where civil rights are lagging by about 30 years??

    Well if I were mom AMC would be ensuring that my son never wants for anything EVER again..
    HIt em where it hurts and I promise they will get with the year 2006 veiw of civil liberties pretty damn quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann
    Why am I not surprised that this happend in Florida??

    Raising a disabled child is not eay but couple that with a place where civil rights are lagging by about 30 years??

    Well if I were mom AMC would be ensuring that my son never wants for anything EVER again..
    HIt em where it hurts and I promise they will get with the year 2006 veiw of civil liberties pretty damn quick.

    Yes, meanwhile the ushers are nowhere to be seen while people's dam# cell phones go off constantly in movies. I attend movies in Fl. while visiting my parents and the same holds true there!

    Eve

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    OR the people who are 3 feet bigger than you are or have hats or big hair. Now that irritates me. It could be an empty theater and boom their they sit. Right in front of me..........

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    Hats should be against the rules in movie theaters, it drives me nuts! In fact, I make my son (19) take off his hat when indoors, just good manners, even though no one seems to know it anymore. My hubby and I were at a nice restaurant for dinner and I counted 5 men w/ baseball caps on!

    Chivalry and civilized behavior are dead!

    Eve

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