We first heard about the Regal Cinemas’ proposed Guest Response System sometime last year, and we gave the idea a big thumbs up. Moviegoers would receive remote devices that allow them to silently page theatre staff if something is annoying them, whether it be another person talking or making noise, something wrong with the picture, or (god forbid) movie piracy! Well after some successful testing in a few cities, as of this week they began rolling out the devices to 114 theatres across the U.S. Those doing the snitching become members of the Regal Crown Club loyalty program, which allows them to accumulate credits toward future box office and concession stand purchases.
You can see if your local theatre is involved by checking this list; unfortunately there are currently no Regal Cinemas in Canada so for the time being we are out of luck. Is something like this enough to convince you to choose Regal over another competing cineplex? For those who have been to one of the aforementioned theatres, please let us know if it improved the quality of your experience. Either way it seems like a step in the right direction, and we can only hope other theatre chains will follow suit.