Why you should turn off your cellphone when watching the arts

Richard Griffiths, better known as Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies, was performing in the play Heroes, when a lady who refused to turn off her cellular phone had it ring for a third time:

He stopped mid-scene and asked: “Could the person whose mobile phone it is please leave?”
When he pinpointed the female offender, he addressed her directly, saying: “Is that it, or will it be ringing some more? “The 750 people here would be fully justified in suing you for ruining their afternoon.”
As the woman left the auditorium at the Wyndham’s Theatre, the audience gave Griffiths a standing ovation before the play, also starring John Hurt, continued.”

I’m right there with him. Everyone has a cell phone, but they pay no attention to cell phone ettiquette. It’s about time that an actor got fed up with it, and threw someone out. Bravo!
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