DUBAI: A group of local teenagers are spearheading a campaign to have films banned in UAE cinemas.
The teens, aged between 12 and 29, claim that the current practice of screening films in noisy, darkened rooms is severely hampering their evenings out.
“Me and my friends enjoy socialising at the cinema,” said group spokesman Solomon Jessop.
“But these films just get in the way. We buy our tickets like everyone else, load up on nachos, popcorn, hot dogs, sweetcorn, ice creams, assorted cheese dips and mega-sized diet colas.. and look forward to our night.”
But Jessop claimed that loudly sharing a joke, not to mention fielding endless mobile phone calls was being made all the more difficult when they had to “often endure loud films blaring in the background”.
Excessive crashing, shouting and gun-fire during a screening of Bruce Willis In A Vest 5 last week forced Jessop and several of his friends to leave in disgust.
The group are next hoping to highlight their plight by holding silent vigils during screenings at local cinemas throughout March and April.