This actually isn’t a bad idea!
Well, AMC and Cinemark theaters want you to remain stoked enough to come see the movie opening night — but they’re asking that you leave some of your toys at home!
It’s not because they want to discourage cosplay, but rather they want their guests to feel safe — particularly in light of recent tragic events at movie theaters.
AMC released a statement today saying:
“AMC does not permit weapons or items that would make other guests feel uncomfortable or detract from the movie-going experience. Guests are welcome to come dressed in costume, but we do not permit masks. In short, bring your lightsaber, turn it off during the movie, and leave the blaster and Darth Vader mask at home.”
Unfortunately for Cinemark moviegoers, they’re a bit stricter as their statement says:
“├óΓé¼╦£Star Wars’ costumes are welcome. However, no face coverings, face paint, or simulated weapons (including lightsabers/blasters) will be allowed in the building.”
It’s a bummer that fans can’t go all out to show their love for a film franchise they’re passionate about, but in this day and age, we think it may be the more prudent call putting the priority on safety.
What do you think of the theater chains’ decision to be a little safer? Good call or overly protective?
The film starring Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver hits theaters December 18!
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