posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 02:43 PM
PARIS, France (AP) -- Watch a movie or make a mobile phone call. Soon, in France, you might not be able to do both at once.
The government's industry minister has approved a decision to let cinemas, concert halls and theaters install cell phone jammers -- on condition that
emergency calls can still get through, officials said Monday.
Jean Labbe, president of the National Federation of French Cinemas, said the measure was a response to "a long-standing request" from cinemas of all
Industry Minister Patrick Devedjian gave the go-ahead Friday, backing a decision by the Telecommunications Regulation Authority to allow jammers, his
ministry said in a statement.
Devedjian specified however that emergency calls and calls made outside theaters and other performance spaces must not be affected.
Great.... can't wait until it's here in the states.... now if only there were standard issued "muzzels" to keep people from talking in theaters..