We all create boundaries in our lives. Maybe not as dramatically as the Alamo Drafthouse, but boundaries just the same. There are things that we find acceptable for people to do around us and things we don't. For example, your best friend can maybe borrow some eggs from your refrigerator, but probably not your toothbrush.
Our connections with people sometimes push boundaries to the limit and our partners, our business associates or our families sometimes cross them. And we don't like to have our boundaries disrespected. Yet it happens all the time. Bosses keep us late, even though our families are counting on us to be home. Couples have different needs and one person may pressure the other into doing what they want. A family may set a rule for a child and the child may disobey.
Upholding our boundaries doesn't mean we can't be flexible. Sometimes people negotiate -- they look for common ground. Finding ways a situation can work for as many people as possible is a healthy part of any relationship. However, there's a difference between negotiation, where we feel we are making a choice. and feeling as we have no choice. It all comes down to good communication and finding solutions that fit with everyone's needs. Just don't do that communicating during the movie at the Alamo Drafthouse!