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Cinemas Banning Groups Taking Part In Minion Trend After Release Of New Film

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Cinemas Banning Groups Taking Part In Minion Trend After Release Of New Film

Cinemas are banning people from turning up to watch the new Minions movie in suits.

Minions: The Rise of Gru landed in cinemas last month, with fans flocking to see Steve Carell's take on the young evil mastermind.

But a new TikTok craze has seen some, mostly lads, wearing their most formal attire for the special occasion, calling themselves 'gentleminions'.

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Videos of large groups heading into the cinema in shirts and ties have been doing the rounds on social media, with the Minions official account even having to acknowledge it.

Sharing a tongue-in-cheek video of these lads, the movie's account wrote: "Bobspeed you gentleminions."

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However, it would seem that the joke has fallen fairly flat with cinema bosses, who have banned these 'gentleminions' from entering the premises.

One fan took a snap of a notice pinned to the door of an Odeon cinema.

The tweet was captioned: "Thoroughly entertained by this sign @ODEONCinemas and then saw a bunch of kids in suits refused entry! #gentleminions."

The note in the pic read: "Due to recent disturbances following the #Gentleminions trend, any group of guests in formal attire will be refused entry for showings of Minions: The Rise of Gru."

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A spokesperson from Odeon told the Independent that the company was left with no choice.

It said: "Due to a small number of incidents in our cinemas over the weekend we have had to restrict access in some circumstances."


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For those of you who don't have a clue what is going on, Minions: The Rise of Gru is the fifth instalment in the Despicable Me series and sees us travel back in time to a young Gru.

The synopsis reads: "In the 1970s, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader -- the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance -- Wild Knuckles himself -- and soon discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends."

Speaking about the new movie, Carell said he was really proud of it.

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He told Sky News that the soft centre at the heart of the Minions movies is probably the reason for their huge success.

"The movies are really funny," he said. "Underneath it though, there is a sweetness and a kindness and a joy to all of this.

"It's not too much in your face, they try to surround it with a lot of humour and silliness and action, but I think at their core they're just really kind movies."

Minions: The Rise of Gru is in cinemas now.

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/@archie.barber/TikTok

Topics:ย Film & TV, US News, TikTok, Viral

Dominic Smithers
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