Chinese theaters actually encourage audience to text during movie

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(PIX11) – If you don’t like fellow movie-goers texting during a film, don’t go to a theater in China.

Major theaters in that country are experimenting with real-time commentary inside the theater that would let the audience text their opinions about the flick then have those opinions flashed on the screen for everyone to read, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

The so-called bullet screens will cater to a younger audience “who can’t spend five minutes away from their tablet or phone,” the outlet reports.

Most Chinese people watch films on mobile media, an experience that involves them sending messages about what they like or dislike about the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Several theaters in major Chinese cities like Beijing and Shanghai are already using the bullet screens.

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