Minions: Cinemas ban teens from wearing suits in favor of the #gentleminions style

Some cinemas ban young people from wearing suits at Minions: The Rise of Gru screenings due to rowdy behavior fueled by TikTok.

Minions: Cinemas ban teens from wearing suits in favor of the #gentleminions style

Some cinemas ban young people from wearing suits at Minions: The Rise of Gru screenings due to rowdy behavior fueled by TikTok.

Teenagers who follow the #gentleminions trend were accused of throwing objects and making loud noises during screenings.

One staff member from one cinema told BBC that they wanted to make sure the experience was not spoilt for younger children who were making their first trip to the cinema.

Some cinemas stated that they had to issue large refunds.

TikTok has made viral videos of young people cheering loudly and wearing suits while watching the movie.

The teens filmed themselves imitating the Felonious Gru-like supervillain and copied their movements. They celebrated the "five year wait" - referring back to the time since Despicable Me 3.

Universal Pictures, a movie studio, supported the trend by tweeting: "To everyone who shows up at @Minions wearing suits: We see you and love you."

Cinemas are less enthusiastic, however. Many have complained about the behavior of young TikTok fans who were attracted to the film by TikTok.

Guernsey’s only cinema had no choice but to cancel any further screenings. They cited "stunningly poor behaviour", which included vandalism, throwing items and abuse of staff.

Daniel Phillips-Smith, Mallard Cinema manager, said that it was "absolutely heartbreaking." There have been families that won't go back to the screen, when we tried to resolve it, families that left before the film even began, and the children were in tears.

He stated that the cinema suffered a "massive financial impact" from all refunds to customers who had seen the film in a disturbed state.

Regal Cinema, Wadebridge, Cornwall posted a notice stating that it will no longer allow "unaccompanied children in suits" to the screenings of the movie.

According to BBC staff, young men in suits were "cheering and clapping, whooping, and rising up to their feet" throughout the film.

"We tried to talk to people on our way in, but it wasn't working.

A staff member stated that they had to stop the TikTok trend and thanked everyone for their help.

"We had people who came in with their children to see the movies and we wanted them to be safe."

Social media images showed Odeon cinemas posting signs warning customers that "Due to recent disturbances after the #GentleMinions Trend, any group of guest in formal attire will not be allowed entry for Minions:The Rise of Gru."

Some cinemagoers were impressed by the behavior of #gentleminions during screenings.

Stace Woods, a teacher assistant from Surrey, stated on social media that a group of people dressed in suits saw the film and were "so much fun". She added that they stopped worshipping Gru's giant poster and politely posed for a picture with it.

One parent informed the Mansfield Chad that the ban on suits for young people had been extended to two boys in the group of his 13-year old sons. They were wearing white shirts and collars.

The parents were allowed to drive down with some jumpers and they were then able to remove the offensive items from their pre-booked screening.

A spokesperson for Odeon stated that "Due to a few incidents in our cinemas during the weekend, we have had to limit access in certain circumstances."

Vue Cinemas said that it is still open to customers who want to see the film. It had been "incredibly popular” over the first weekend.

Minions, a movie franchise that began with Despicable Me in 2010, follows Gru, a reformed supervillain, and his small army of yellow henchmen. They quickly became the subject for endless internet memes.

Gru, an 11-year old struggling to get into supervillains business, is the subject of Gru's latest film.

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