Who among us has not dreamed of silencing London’s legion of cinema yackers or noisy neighbours? Dream no more: at last, the Prince Charles Cinema has come up with an idea that will allow us to fulfil most of our (nonlethal) revenge fantasies: ninjas.
These vigilantes in black bodysuits are the cinematic stealth patrol, guarding civilisation against impolite mobile phone use, uncalled-for bag rustling and inappropriate tittering. The ninjas are volunteers drawn from the cinema’s members. But is it all a PR stunt? Say it ain’t so! Non-committal PR manager Paul Vickery is unsure whether victimisation of the noisy will become a regular fixture. Shame. ‘Sometimes,’ he admits, ‘there’s no need for ninjas.’
Membership of the Prince Charles Cinema, WC2H 7BY, costs £10 per year, see princecharlescinema.com for more info.