Leave Your Lightsaber At Home For The Force Awakens
Cosplayers beware: your lightsabers, face masks and face paint are not welcome at showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at two of the country’s biggest movie theatre chains.
Cinemark has advertised that face coverings and lightsabers won’t be allowed at screenings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Another chain, AMC, has advertised a similar policy: “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,” reads a warning on their website.
After the 2012 movie theatre shooting during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo. and a shooting this summer at a screening of Trainwreck, theatres have taken extra security measures to up the safety factor for their moviegoers, including bag searches at some locations. A recent survey showed that nearly half of moviegoers would feel good about paying a premium on their ticket fee to support extra security measures.
Will you be dressing up in your finest fan gear to see The Force Awakens when it hits screen December 18.