It makes me wonder how many family holiday makers end up being kicked out of cinemas because they didn’t (or couldn’t) leave their filming gear behind.
Here in Ireland, camping is a very popular way of families going on holiday, with tents and camping sites seen all over the place during the summer. I remember as a child we use to go camping around Ireland every year and went to the cinema every evening while camping out. With tents being no more secure than an unlocked shed, we always carried our camera gear with us.
With most people taking camcorders on holidays (inc. digital cameras capable of HD video), the cinemas are really going to lose out if they expect holiday makers to leave their gear behind.
Another problem cinema operators and the movie industry should realise is that if a person is refused entry or kicked out as if they were attempting to smuggle a knife on a plane, there is a good chance that person may never go to any cinema again! People go to the cinema for entertainment, not because they have to and there are many other ways to enjoy a night out that don’t have any more screening than an ID check for age.