Theater Offers ‘Tweet Seats’: Would You Use Twitter at a Movie?
Living 2012/12/30 15:00:00
Let’s face it, the culture of going to the movies has completely changed since people got VCR’s. Theaters used to be a peaceful sanctuary, where only the silver screen stars made any noise. But now it seems like everyone goes to chat there way film with their BFF like they were watching at home on their sofas. And in more recent years, there’s the occasional cell ringtone chiming and mid-text smartphone screen glowing. No matter how clever the chains get with their pre-preview messages, nothing seems to work to keep it all at bay.
Now the proprietors of the Guthrie Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, believe they have found a solution. Every Thursday night between December 27 and January 10, they’re setting up a section of “Tweet Seats” during “The Servant of Two Masters.” There, the social media obsessed will be able to stay connected for the couple of hours that they should be focused on the flick. And it’s all been designed to keep them removed from the less Internet addicted members of the audience because the Twitter users will be tucked away in the balcony.
No one knows if this will catch on across the country. But it might be a way to service both people who want to be online and those who’d rather just watch the film. What do you think: Would you use Twitter at a movie?
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