Tired of people talking and texting during movies? Want to do more than just giving them dirty looks or emitting a loud “shhh”? Then volunteer to be a movie ninja! One London theater is offering people free tickets to people who will dress in black bodysuits and pop out on rude moviegoers. So is this program creepy or awesome?
According to the source, these masked crusaders hide out in the shadows looking out for impolite patrons. If the volunteers see any shenanigans, they jump out and lecture the moviegoers. Though it may seem creepy, people seem to like the service…even the ones who get reprimanded:
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,” one man said. “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.”
Well, it looks like the program works! I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing it implemented in Austin theaters! Though I can’t imagine it’s fun for volunteers to watch Madagascar 3 over and over all day. [via Bloody Disgusting]
What do you think of this program? Do you want to see it in your theater?