If you were totally geeked out about dressing like Boba Fett or Darth Vader for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere, you might want to check with your local theater.
Many venues, including Cinemark chains, are banning some costume elements — like masks — from the movie.
As Cinemablend reports, “They will not allow audience members with costumes that cover their faces or hide their identity, and there will also be no simulated weapons permitted, ranging from lightsabers to blasters and maybe even a replica of Chewbacca’s trademark crossbow.”
See this tweet below, which captured a poster on the mask, face paint and fake weapons ban:
The precautionary measures are just a sad sign o’ the times for moviegoers, who have been subjected to random shootings while trying to enjoy a simple flick. Some theaters just don’t want to take a chance with a film where it would be so easy to wear a mask and carry a weapon in.
Guess this guy, who was arrested this week for dressing like Chewbacca and driving Darth Vader to the polls in the Ukraine, will be leaving his costume at home as well. Too bad, it’s a good one.