Theater Ninjas – Safegarding Your Movie Theater Experience (Video)
All settled in.
Popcorn? Check! Soda? Check! Cell phone off? Check!
The movie begins, after the obligatory 10 minutes of previews, and it’s all good. Until…”ya know, Charlie already has a date”, “Hi, what’s up?”, “Wuddaya mean he saw you?”.
That all sounds so clear, so close. Say, that’s quite a sound system they have here. Hey, wait. It IS close. It’s my wonderful fellow cinema patrons completely disregarding everyone else’s right to actually hear the movie they paid for.
It’s happened to me – I have even left the theater and headed for another, just to be able to hear what is being said on screen.
Well, the Prince Charles Cinema in London may have a solution. There, a volunteer team of “ninjas”, clad in black from head to toe, work to silence the texters, loud talkers and cell phone answerers by swooping down on them for a stern talking to. They work in exchange for free admission and the chance to enjoy a movie just like any other moviegoer – except, of course, for the full-body spandex outfit and the permission to help squelch those annoying entertainment disruptors.
One cell-phone-talking moviegoer who was caught in the act had this to say:
“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.”
Morphsuits, a Scottish clothing company and maker of the full-body “ninja” suits, has offered free Morphsuits to other movie theaters around the world willing to employ a ninja task force of their own.
Here, via Mashable, is the full story.