Cinema to refund £1,300 as lads dubbed ‘Gentleminions’ denied entry over suits

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A cinema has been forced to give refunds worth up to £1,300 and are now refusing to allow lads dubbed 'Gentleminions' to view Minions: Rise of Gru because they were wearing suits.

The trend which started on TikTok sees groups of young lads rocking up to their local cinema in their best clothes and documenting their visit on video.

Then once they get inside, they all sit together in a line and with their hands together in a pose as Gru does in the film.

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Some even took bananas to snack on during the screenings, referencing the favourite food of Gru’s yellow helpers, called Minions.

However, some rowdy users on the app appear to have ruined it for the rest.

They allegedly made noise and ruined the experience for other viewers, which pushed cinemas to turn away anyone turning up for the trend.

One video on TikTok, which has gained 81,000 views, shows a group of lads being turned away from a cinema 'because they were wearing suits'.

The manager told them they "knew exactly why" they couldn't go in.

Customers have spoken out with scathing complaints as the trend has ruined a cinema trip for their children.

One mum said: "Took the girls to see the Minions movie this evening. Walked out after an hour and got a refund.

"Pretty much the whole rear half of the cinema was full of teenagers screaming, shouting, chanting and yelling throughout the entire thing. Wtf is wrong with people?”

Another added: "Absolute idiots ruined the movie for my two kids. They were upset by all the noise. Seems the youth of today are an inconsiderate bunch."

A cinema in Regal, Wadebridge, which Tweeted on July 2: “Customer Notice. We are currently not admitting unaccompanied children wearing suits for ‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ (U).

"This is due to the issues we have encountered over the last two days and its associated behaviour. Thank you.”

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A manager of a Vue Cinema in Worcester told the Telegraph that they had to issue £1,300 worth of refunds because of the incidents.

The manager said: "The trend cost me £1,300 yesterday. I had to refund all of the tickets in that theatre because of kids shouting and mimicking the Minions while the film was playing.

“It was a group of about eight kids. Now, when we see any kids coming in to see the film dressed up we give them a warning.

"We tell them that if there is one complaint, whatever that may be, they will be kicked out of the cinema."


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