Cinema hires "Ninjas" to cut obnoxious behaviour … not the throats of movie-goers

275x250.jpg If you're going to The Prince Charles cinema in London, you will want to make sure to turn your phone off and not to create too much noise … because they have hired a team of "Ninjas" to patrol their screens.

The "Invisible Cinema Ninjas" stand in the background of auditoriums wearing dark Morphsuits to make them practically imperceptible to most cinema-goers. But if they spot any obnoxious behaviour they make themselves known.

Bad cinema etiquette which is clamped down on by the Ninjas includes popcorn throwing, feet on seats and the use of mobile phones during films.

However, rather than dish out the sort of punishments you might expect from Ninjas (stabbing, hurling a death star or a quiet slitting of the throat) cinema bosses say they will limit themselves to giving a harsh verbal warning, or asking people to leave.
275x250.jpg 275x250.jpg Head of PR for The Prince Charles Cinema, Paul Vickery commented: “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.

"Like every cinema, we were irritated and upset by the minority of people running films for everyone else.

One wrongdoer who was caught by the anonymous vigilantes, said:  “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 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.”

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Photography by Anthony Hunt

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