Don’t Plan On Weilding Any Lightsabers Or Costumes To ‘The Force Awakens’.

The anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has reached an insane level. Fans are flooding social media with their theories about their favorite characters, plans for celebrating Star Wars return to the big screen and belief that there’s absolutely no way they can be disappointed with the movie this time. That is if being able to dress up had any bearing on your enjoyment level because unfortunately you’re gonna have to look like a normal person when you go to this movie.

At least two national movie theater chains, AMC and Cinemark, announced that customers attending a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have to leave their masks and toy lightsabers at home. AMC noted on their website that customers will not be allowed to bring anything into one of their theaters that might “make other guests feels uncomfortable or detract from the movie-going experience.” That includes your official “nerd” costume and your plastic lightsaber that another customer might confuse for a real lightsaber and cause a panic.

It’s actually a smart move on the movie theater chains’ part because people already have enough devices and ways to bother their fellow customers at the movies. People still use their cell phones in the theater, kick the back of another person’s seat or even talk to their friends during the movie. Why would anyone want to add costumes and toys in that already volatile situation? It’s also for the safety of the “Star Wars” fans because a gun always beats a plastic lightsaber in any fighting scenario.