Fear Not, Australian Cinemas Confirm They Won’t Be Banning Suits At ‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’

Suit up, boys.

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Movie giants Hoyts and Event Cinemas have confirmed that they will not be banning suits to any screenings of Minions: The Rise of Gru.

The cinema giants shared with Junkee that they’re both on board with the trend to suit up as part of the viral #GentleMinions movement — where groups of predominantly teenage boys rock up to see the children’s film donned head-to-toe in formal wear.

At best, #GentleMinions is proving to be a little bit of fun with friends, but at worst, is leading to reports of police being called to reign in raucous mosh pits in front of the cinema.

Some cinemas in the UK confirmed on Tuesday that they’re banning hordes of young people in formal wear from seeing the film, with chains claiming they’ve been faced with “issues” and “incidents” over the trend.

However, across the pond, Australia’s top non-independent theatre franchises said they would not be following suit.

“We love how much our customers are embracing the mischievous minions in Minions: The Rise of Gru which is currently the most popular film at Event Cinemas,” a spokesperson told Junkee.

“We welcome all cinema-goers to come and see it, whatever their attire.”

Competitor Hoyts agreed, but had a firmer stance, sharing in a statement that they would not be tolerating any menace in their venues.

“We welcome all movie-lovers to watch Minions: The Rise of Gru on the big screen at HOYTS,” a Hoyts spokesperson told Junkee.

“To ensure that everyone has the very best cinema experience, any disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated, and those guests will be asked to leave the cinema.”

Minions: The Rise of Gru racked in $8.2 million at the box office in Australia over the weekend, hopping right over competitors Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.