“After the movie started, defendant activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages, in direct violation of the theater’s policy, ” his petition states.

Vezmar accuses his date of “adversely affecting the viewing experience” of moviegoers.

“While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society,” his petition says.

Vezmar told the newspaper that he met the woman online, and that it was their first date.

“It was kind of a first date from hell,” he said, adding that texting at the movies is, “like, one of my biggest pet peeves.”