The modern movie-going experience is often more trouble than it’s worth, which is why so many of us have built our own home theaters. I’m sure that all of us here have endured disruptive patrons at movie theaters who talk through the film, turn on their bright cell phones to text, and/or put their smelly feet up on the back of your chair. Heeding its customers’ complaints, one movie theater in London has found an ingenious solution to this problem: Hire ninjas to roam the theater and keep everyone in line! This needs to catch on everywhere.
Did I just say ninjas? Yes, and here’s how it works: The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, London, has recruited volunteers in skin-tight black body suits to patrol its theaters for unruly viewers. In return, the volunteers get to watch the movie for free. In a best case scenario, they’ll just sit there and watch quietly with the rest of the audience. However, when the need arises, the so-called “ninja task force” will skulk through the shadows, sneak up on the offenders, and sternly warn them to behave.
The initiative has proven so popular with the normal considerate moviegoers that it may soon roll out to other theaters across the UK, and hopefully the world. I support this wholeheartedly.
[via Digital Spy.]