Everyone should adjust to my way. Chat before or after the movie. Snacks, phone-checking, bathroom breaks must also happen before or after. It doesn't matter who initially suggested watching the movie, once you settle down to watch with me, you have consented to my rules. It's a binding contract. A movie is an art form and nobody should interfere with another person's enjoyment of it. Just like if we visit the Louvre together, it would be unacceptable for either of us to block the other's view of the Mona Lisa. Doesn't matter who bought the tickets to Paris or whose idea it was. Small digression: We have a friend who invited all of us to watch a movie at his place in his new media room. Then he played the movie at a volume that was barely audible. We had to really strain to hear. Someone asked him to raise the volume ... he magnanimously raised it a teeny tiny bit ... 5 minutes later he had readjusted to a volume that was just below human hearing. Oy vey! .