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France to jam mobiles in theaters

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posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 02:43 PM
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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 sizes.

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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..



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 03:28 PM
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Or lobotomize those who are seeing the movie for a second time and insist telling the friend beside them (and within earshot of you) "Look look look what's gonna happen now, this is cool!" or "Oh yeah, this is the scene where..."



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 03:31 PM
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Good move! There is nothing I hate more than the now elaborate plyphonic ringtones interupting my movie experience. They fry your brains anyways, why can't people just talk less ?



 
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