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Cinemas banning masks, lazer guns and lightsabers for The Force Awakens…

November 3rd, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments


If you were planning to go and see Star Wars: The Force Awakens dressed as Kylo Ren or Captain Phasma, you might want to rethink your costume.

US cinema chains such as Cinemark and AMC have banned masks, fake weapons and face paint from screenings of JJ Abrams’s upcoming sci-fi movie.

“AMC does not permit weapons or items that would make other guests feel uncomfortable or detract from the movie-going experience,” AMC said in a statement.

“Guests are welcome to come dressed in costume, but we do not permit masks.”

Well, that’s just the biggest killjoy ever, isn’t it? In fairness though, the cinema chains have a solid reason for not permitting such things and we’ll just have to, yano, watch the movie in peace.

Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.