OK, have discovered that my students will not sit down and be quiet while watching a movie they themselves selected. They go on talking, wandering around the room, and screeching. It's kind of weird to watch.
It sounds to me as if they needed to get outside and run around rather than watching a movie. I have had a similar experience with kids, and I have learned from experience that if they aren't watching, it's time to turn it off. I provide one warning, then off it goes.
for 1st graders. They didnt get up because I wont let them but they talked and talked and talked and made continuous comments about every thing that happened. Of course someone has almost always seen the movie before and they will say over and over what's going to happen next. It is weird to watch. I thought I'd go nuts. I'm one of those people who doesnt like to talk when I watch a movie and I thought it was so peculiar that they couldnt shut up about it -- yet they did seem interested in the movie??? I finally turned it off and we talked about proper "watching movie behavior" and it helped some but it still was quiet. very weird indeed.
My low reader students don't like movies either. I think it is either hard for them to follow the story plot or they simply do not like to watch a listen, they are better at doing things.
I always start a craft activity that can be done quietly and I allow my movers and shakers to come to the back and quietly work on the activity.
I prefer board games than movies. They have to learn how to play and follow the directions. They also have to interact with people. We usually invite another class over after awhile and they play together. Once one kid learns how to play a game they can teach others. It is pretty fun.
Don't even bother if the kids can do regular work without talking or fooling around, unless you like being a cop. I'd love to show the occasional moive but my kids can't be trusted in little things so forget it. Next years crew can handle it so I'm saving it for them.
I showed a movie to my class on Thursday and Friday, and they were pretty good, overall. There was some whispering and comments, but for the most part I let it go because most people do whisper a little during a movie, or laugh at funny parts. The walking around, screeching, and things like that I wouldn't be able to handle. I would definitely turn the movie off after behavior like that, and I think I would make them do book work.
They are probably getting this behavior from somewhere like home. This could be how they act there when a movie is on. I talk to my students and explain they should be acting as if they are in a movie theater. We wouldn't like it if someone was talking and we couldn't hear. Usually this helps. Then again, some probably talk out when they go to theaters too.
I dont know what grade you teach. But perhaps a worksheet that goes along with the movie could be distributed. For older students, it could be for a grade. If you dont give grades, then perhaps it becomes homework if the child doesn't finish the sheet. The sheet could be very specific to parts of the movie.