Ever wanted to smack an annoying theatre-goer for their constant chatter or annoying cell phone?
A movie theatre in London has just the solution: Ninjas.
At the Prince Charles Cinema in London, England, black-Lycra-suited volunteers hide in dark corners of the theatre ready to pounce on the first sign of disruption.
"The 'Cinema Ninjas' may sound ludicrous, but they have been a real success in clamping down on those ruining films for everyone else with inconsiderate behaviour," Paul Vickery, head of public relations for the theatre told Time Magazine. "Like every cinema, we were irritated and upset by the minority of people ruining films for everyone else."
The ninjas are given free tickets for their troubles.
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While these ninjas won't resort to throwing stars or nunchucks, one patron found their silencing techniques effective, according to slashfilm.com:
"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 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 one-time experiment has now become a regular program at the theatre.
It should definitely make you think twice about not turning that ringer off before the movie starts.
(Photo courtesy Prince Charles Cinema)