If you have ever been disturbed by people talking or answering their phones while watching a movie, you will be delighted to find out about the initiative of a London movie theater.
This happened to most of us: while trying not to miss an important detail from a gripping movie, someone else starts talking out loud or even starts having a conversation over the phone, mindless of the fact that the phone was not even muted, in the first place. You most probably think that such disgraceful people should be somehow reduced to silence. Since it is not nice to make an attempt on somebody’s life, the Prince Charles Cinema in London decided to hire a ninja task force for the chattiest spectators.
More precisely, if someone feels rather talkative, the ninjas who are concealed from plain sight as they wear skintight black Morphsuit costumes from head to toe, will jump in (quite literally) and pursue the chatters into ending their conversations. Of course, this would be rather difficult in a crowded movie theater, but in some situations, it might actually work. The ninjas are allowed to watch the movie for free, so it’s really a win-win scenario. Gregor Lawson, a co-founder of Morphsuits, declared: “I’m a big fan of going to the cinema, but there’s an unspoken code of conduct when you’re watching a movie that some people just don’t understand. Then when some fans were discussing being ninjas in their Morphsuits on our Facebook page I had a eureka moment. I thought I’d find a cinema and see if we could bring a light hearted task force to the aid of movie fans.”
And here is what one of the “victims” had to say about this: “I normally hate noisy people in cinemas, but I got a call from my friend just as the movie started and thought I could get away with taking it. The last thing I expected was two completely blacked-out people suddenly appearing by our seats and give me and my mates a warning to shut up. It was actually pretty terrifying at first, but then I realised it was a bit of a laugh and a great way to make it clear what I was doing was having an impact on those around me. It certainly made me hang up and shut up for the rest of the film.”
Hopefully, such measures will be taken in more movie theaters all over the world, so that people who really want to watch the movie benefit from utter silence.