Monday, May 31, 2004

The cinemas crack down
This go about, the cinemas are ready for those who illegally copy movies in the theatres. Vue Cinemas - formerly Warner Village - have asked staff to check that audience members do not use video cameras to make pirate copies of the film. Jamie Graham, manager of the Vue complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, said the monocle devices had been sent to outlets because of the extraordinary popularity of the film.
'Such fun' "I have been working in the cinema industry for 10 years and I have never heard of anything like this before," he said.
"Our ushers are using the goggles in every screening to check nobody is making any illegal recordings.
"If anybody is caught then they will be reported to the police."
Sir Michael Gambon also attended Sunday's premiere
Poor quality copies of the first two movies were freely available on the black market.
Using codes imprinted on the films as a security device, distributor Warner Brothers were able to trace some pirate DVD versions to Britain.

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