Usually when it comes to employing ninjas, their various uses include assassinating, infiltrating and spying. And now, thanks to a theater in London, you can now add noisy moviegoer silencer to the list.
More details after the break.
The Prince Charles Cinema in London has gathered “volunteer ninjas,” clad in skintight black body suits, to confront noisy audience members. The volunteers are given free admission to deal with those that talk, text, throw popcorn, kick seats and any other disruptions.
The idea comes from Gregor Lawson, the co-founder of morphsuits.
“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, Lawson said. “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 task force to the aid of movie fans.”
The idea is clearly having an effect on some moviegoers.
“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,” moviegoer Abdul Stagg 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.”