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Silence is Obsolete: Ex Google Exec Wants to Reinvent Movie Theaters So He Can Live-Tweet

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The movie-going experience is sacred for many people. Mandatory silence is standard for the viewing experience as the lights dim and the film starts. The chirping of a ringtone is all it takes sometimes to snap the audience out of their reverie as they watch the story unfolding in front of them.

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Challenge these conventional expectations, ex Google employee and current venture capitalist Hunter Walk has better ideas on how to enjoy going to the multiplex. In a blog post published yesterday, the exec divulged a series of desires to enhance the silver screen with a second screen experience.

He’d love to be able to have more wi-fi to live tweet. Walk wants to be able to browse through the cast list or focus on his work while Superman soars through space.

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The Vassar grad insists that the second screen option would entice younger customers. Despite this, he was met with some skepticism from quite a few people. The Dissolve’s Matt Singer refutes Walk’s ideas, saying the theater experience is sacred and people who want to surf the web should watch at home.

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Many people still value the peace and quiet that envelops them in a theater. Being able to do all of these actions essentially eliminates the purpose. It’s hard to enjoy viewing giant robots duking it out when a computer tech is playing Candy Crush next to you.

The Alamo Drafthouse chain of theaters is notorious for enforcing a strict “no noise” rule. Hopefully other franchises will adopt this soon.

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