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Rat Out Misbehaving Movie Goers
- By: thischickJun 1, 2007
So you're at a movie and someone is video recording, or there's a bunch of loud-talkers and you can't hear the dialogue, or maybe it's a screaming baby or the dude in front of you has REALLY BIG HAIR. Now out in New York City theatres is the "Guest Response Remote". It's a method of alerting the staff to potential problems without having to miss a minute of the movie to go and find some help. They've tested it out and have had great success. The idea is to give one member of the viewing audience a remote that signals staff to things like loud talkers, crying babies, broken film, sound problems and other such distractions. They choose the audience member from their loyalty club 'cause they don't want just anyone pushing the buttons. The company and theatres say that the device is anonymous and no-one will know who alerted staff to the problem. What's interesting is how will staff know who the perpetrator is once they finally come to the rescue? What if there's only like five other movie-goers in the theatre when you make your complaint? Odds are Bruce Big-Hair and his band of loud talkers will figure-out who you are and be waiting for you out in the parking lot after the show. As well, how do we know the person entrusted with the remote is mentally stable? Check out this actual quote from their website: "I get enraged, and I often want to tell them to shut up," moviegoer M. David Levin told CBS 2 HD". This remote controller often gets ENRAGED? At a movie theatre? Because other people are talking? Throw away this lame idea and get this dude some professional help I say. This idea is a little dramatic, over-the-top and unneccessary for my liking.