Cinemas have launched a crackdown on a new social media trend which has seen teenagers dressed in suits attending a children’s film to mimic Minion characters.
Hoards of young people have filmed themselves on TikTok disrupting screenings of Minions: The Rise of Gru by cheering, clapping and shouting during the film.
The behaviour has caused disgruntled filmgoers to demand their money back over the rowdy behaviour as cinemas take action to prevent further disturbances.
A manager at a Vue Cinema in Worcester told how £1,300 worth of refunds were issued in a single day as a result of complaints.
They said: “I had to refund all of the tickets in that theatre because of kids shouting and mimicking the Minions while the film was playing.
“It was a group of about eight kids. Now, when we see any kids coming in to see the film dressed up we give them a warning.
“We tell them that if there is one complaint, whatever that may be, they will be kicked out of the cinema.
“It’s something being implemented across a lot of cinemas, I have colleagues in Cheltenham who I know have had problems as well.”