Film fans looking to avoid noisy and badly behaved cinemagoers may have a safe haven.
London’s Prince Charles cinema has recruited a team of ‘Invisible Cinema Ninjas’ who patrol the premises, ready to pounce on inconsiderate viewers and stamp out popcorn throwing, placing feet on seats and the use of mobile phones.
The team are equipped with invisible ninja’ costumes by Morphsuits which are practically imperceptible in the dark of a cinema.
Gregor Lawson, cofounder at Morphsuits commented “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.
“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 taskforce to the aid of movie fans.”
Head of PR for The Prince Charles Cinema, Paul Vickery added: “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. When Morphsuits got in touch with us and suggested the Ninja idea, I thought it was a stroke of genius. We recruited some of our diehard fans, who get to watch the movies for free, and we haven’t looked back since.”