Tell on rude moviegoers

This is great! Regal Cinemas’ will be handing out a device to random members of their Regal Crown Club Loyalty Program attending each movie. If that moviegoer determines there’s a problem — rude moviegoer, problem with the film/sound, etc. — that moviegoer can press a button and summon a manager, all without moving from their seat and missing part of the movie. You can read the full story here.

My main concern is that whoever the “hall monitor” is will wield a sort of “power” over their fellow moviegoers and may abuse that power. What was the line from Spider-Man, “With great power comes great responsibility”? (okay, this little pager thing hardly counts as “great power”)

What do you think? Would you want to be the one to hold the device and the ability to summon a manager at will, or would that sort of distract from your enjoyment of the movie? Me personally, I’d love to have a device that would beam rude moviegoers to northern Alaska. I’m betting that that fake butter stuff wouldn’t freeze up there.

1 Comment so far

  1. Noah (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 9:58 am

    That is awesome! I would love to be the one with the button! As Seinfeld once said regarding a rude moviegoer who was sitting behind him:

    I gave him the half-turn. Then, I gave him the full-turn and the eye-roll. Other than that, I am risking a punch in the mouth!

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