Minions Mayhem: Cinemas Ban Groups Taking Part In 'Gentleminions' Trend From Seeing The Rise of Gru!

UK cinemas have banned groups of young people wearing suits during screenings of a new instalment in the popular franchise

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Minions Mayhem: Cinemas Ban Groups Taking Part In 'Gentleminions' Trend From Seeing The Rise of Gru!
The minions' fever is back following the release of Minions: The Rise Of Gru on July 1, 2022. Well, the excitement seems short-lived amongst fans as some UK cinemas have banned groups of young people wearing suits during screenings of a new instalment in the popular franchise.

The landmark decision comes shortly after a few young moviegoers were criticised for rowdy behaviour after a viral trend erupted on a social media app called TikTok. 


Popularly known as 'Gentleminions' on the official Minions TikTok account sees groups of young men turning up for the film in huge numbers wearing suits to watch the new film, in an ironic appreciation. The recent incident is seemingly being compared to Jared Leto’s flop - Morbius, which was ironically loved as memes that went viral weeks ago, convincing Sony to rerelease it in cinemas only for it to continue to flop.

Well, it seems Minion fans trying to cause chaos wearing Minion costumes goes unappreciated. 

Contrary to people’s beliefs, the new trend is causing The Rise of Gru to be a tremendous success having already set a 4th July box office record having achieved a $127.9 million opening weekend. 

While the trend seems to be of a fun and light-hearted nature there have been numerous reports that due to disruption during screenings, any groups turning up to certain cinemas wearing formal attire will not be allowed to see The Rise of Gru.


The sign is reportedly from Odeon cinemas in the UK and reads: "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."

Meanwhile, it is hard to tell if there are actual disruptions as seen in the videos on TikTok of the groups moshing and throwing bananas at the screen while the film is playing. A spokesperson from Odeon told indy100: "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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