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How Do You Keep Noisy People Quiet At A Movie Theatre? Well Obviously, You Bring In Ninjas
September 20, 2012
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Not sure if you've heard about this, but a movie theatre across the pond in London has come up with an awesome/funny/ridiculous way to keep people quiet during the film:
Ninjas.

The Prince Charles Cinema, in London's West End, teamed up with Morphsuits, a Scottish company that produces skin-tight ninja suits.

Then, the theatre went out and found a bunch of volunteers to be 'theatre ninjas' and go around and "take care" of people who are talking on their phones, throwing popcorn, or chatting with a friend during the movie.

how-do-you-stop-noisy-people-at-a-movie-theatre-ninjas-feature.jpg And by "take care," we mean they go up to people and say "Shhhhhh." But they do it dressed head-to-toe in black bodysuits, which we assume is somewhat... intimidating?

In return, the 'ninjas' get free tickets for films.


One movie-goer Abdul Stagg spoke with slashfilm.com about the ninjas:

"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," he 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 realized 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."

The BBC spoke with one of the volunteer 'ninjas' who actually unmasked for the interview. Big mistake. After all, no one is supposed to know that Batman and Bruce Wayne are the same guy.

You can watch the BBC interview here.

Plus, if pro-wrestling has taught us anything, losing your mask means trouble. And in case you care, the guy who loses his mask here is 'The Rock' Dwayne Johnson's dad.

One other note: if you're in London, and you're into it, the Prince Charles Cinema occasionally hosts singalong screenings of films such as 'The Sound Of Music.'

Something tells us though, that Christopher Plummer won't be there. Just listen to what he said to George off the top of their interview.



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