Most trivial cinema-related story ever?

By | September 18, 2007 9:43 pm PDT

A woman in Scotland had her mobile phone stolen as she was going to a cinema in Edinburgh. And, erh, that’s it. But the BBC has seen fit to publish a new story about it on its online site. Either an example of Wired’s hyperlocal trend (or did I miss something there?) or that the power of cinema is such that it magnifies the importance of anything related to it. Even the theft of a mobile phone. Or would the BBC have published a story called ‘Mobile snatched from supermarket shopper’? On the bright side, it means that there was one less possible phone nuisance at Edinburgh cinemas that day. Unless the thief took the phone with him to a cinema. We may never know.

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Patrick was a Senior Analyst at Screen Digest, went on to launch the digital cinema operations of Unique and Deluxe Europe, then digitised Bollywood at Adlabs/RMW, and now writes, consults and appears on panels about cinema all over the world.
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