The Prince Charles Cinema in London is looking to up their efforts in stopping people from talking and texting in their movie theaters. They are recruiting a volunteer ninja taskforce to keep audience attendees in check. The ninjas will wear skintight black Morphsuits, and if anyone busts out a cell phone, starts talking, or being rude in anyway the ninjas will jump into action and kick some ass! OK, they won't really be kicking ass, but they will make them put the phone away or shut up.
In return for the ninjas' services, the theater gives them free admission to movie screenings, which isn't a bad exchange of services, especially if you're a control freak looking to lay down the law. Gregor Lawson, a co-founder of Morphsuits, said that he was inspired to take action by his own experience in the theater.
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 taskforce to the aid of movie fans.
I love the idea of these ninjas walking around keeping people in check. I love going to the movies, but I hate it when some asshole in front of me busts out their cell phone and starts texting or starts talking during the film. I'd love it if a ninja popped out of nowhere and made them put the phone away, and then just vanished. Here's an experience from moviegoer Abdul Stagg, who was recently silenced by the ninjas during a screening,
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.
What do you think about these movie theater ninjas? Would you like to see them in your local theater?