Officials with Wehrenberg Theatres say when the announcement was made Friday some movie goers actually applauded.
The St. Charles-based company says as cell phone screens have gotten bigger, they’ve gotten more complaints.
Instead of blocking phone signals as some movie chains have done, Wehrenberg is asking patrons to put their phones on vibrate.
If they’re caught talking or texting, they’ll be asked to leave without a refund.
Spokeswoman Kelly Hoskins says they’re stepping up monitoring, and so are other movie goers.
If you use a cellphone instead of a landline, you aren’t alone. More people are dropping their landlines in exchange for a cellphone-only existence.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released estimates today showing a two year increase in Missouri and Illinois households making the switch to cellphones.
Representatives of AT&T Missouri are downplaying rumors that customers will defect to Verizon when that company starts selling the iPhone on Thursday.
Among other improvements AT&T says that it's invested over $1.7 billion in its St. Louis wireless network.
Nancy Garvey is Vice President and General Manager for AT&T mobility.
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