Movie Phone Police Aims to Stop Movie Theater Cell Phone Users
by Ethan Anderton
March 19, 2012
From shootings to public service announcements using real angry voicemails to get the point across, plenty of movie goers don't like cell phone users in the middle of their theatrical experience. However, aside from the controversial proposal of cell phone jamming, not much can be done to stop obnoxious people from getting out their phones in the theater. Well, Orange mobile phone and internet service from across the pond seem to have the right idea in these times of heightened security, as they introduce the Orange Phone Guards. Taking some cues from the TSA, they're really trying to stop annoying cell phone users.
Here's the amusing Orange Phone Guards spot that a reader sent our way:
Honestly, as over-the-top as this seems, there's a great feeling that some of us writers get when an advance screening requires our cell phone to be checked in for the duration of the film. It's always disappointing to see that even our own colleagues can't avoid using cell phones during a film, let alone everyday people at movie theaters across the country. Obviously the security measures illustrated above are a bit ridiculous, but perhaps something more needs to be done in order to keep the theater going experience from being tainted by a bright cell phone light, awful ring tones and inconsiderate people. Either way, this is pretty funny right?