BASINGSTOKE Odeon Cinema is restricting access to those who want to see the new Minions movie due to incidents of disruptive behaviour.

The behaviour is a result of the “Gentleminions” craze which is trending on social media platform TikTok.

A spokesperson for Odeon Cinemas said: “Due to a small number of incidents in our cinemas over the weekend we have had to restrict access in some circumstances.”

When the Gazette reached out for comment, Odeon could not answer whether any incidents had occurred at Odeon Basingstoke.

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The Gentleminions trend features teenage boys attending screenings of Minions: The Rise of Gru dressed in suits, giving them a similar appearance to the film’s main character, Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell).

The craze also sees the boys clasping their hands together in a similar manner to Gru, as well as standing to applaud when the film ends.

However, in certain instances the trend has begun to get out of hand, with the teenagers beginning to disrupt screenings of the film and causing cinemas to offer refunds to affected customers.

In response to these disruptions, some cinemas have begun restricting the number of teenagers who can attend a screening, while cinemas have even begun refusing entry to teenagers dressed in formal wear.

The trend has divided opinions on social media.

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One Twitter user wrote: “This #gentleminions trend is keeping me very, very entertained”.

A second user added: “I need to be in the gentleminions crew more than I need anything else in life.”

However, not everyone is so impressed with the trend or the mess that is being left behind, with a third Twitter user saying: “The new gentleminions trend should be to watch the movie quietly and to respectfully clean up after yourself once it’s over.”

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