Now, theatres offering Tweet seats to cell phone addicts
London: An American theatre is the latest to offer the so-called “Tweet seats” where audience members are encouraged to post comments about the performance on the social messaging site.
The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has formalised a growing trend in theatre audiences to use their phones from within the auditorium by giving obsessive tweeters a separate section of their own.
The management has roped off a special balcony-level section of the theatre that will not be disruptive to other patrons for the latest run of ‘The Servant With Two Masters’, the Daily Mail reported.
The Guthrie is not the first arts institution to cater specifically for, and even encourage, Twitter users.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera in Florida and the Public Theater in New York have all reportedly experimented with special sections for visitors who can’t keep off their phones.
The trend has also even threatened British threatens, with critics expressing mixed feelings about the increasing tendency of audiences in London’s West End to reach for their phones in the middle of performances.
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