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Old 04-06-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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We are going to see some shows in LV and I noticed one of them does not allow cameras, recording devices or even cell phones in the theatre. Is this common for shows in Vegas? If so, do they confiscate them at the door and give them back after the show or do they make you store them somewhere? That could be a problem for us if we walk the strip to the show and take pics outside along the way. Can we just promise to leave them off in the theatres?
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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We are going to see some shows in LV and I noticed one of them does not allow cameras, recording devices or even cell phones in the theatre. Is this common for shows in Vegas? If so, do they confiscate them at the door and give them back after the show or do they make you store them somewhere? That could be a problem for us if we walk the strip to the show and take pics outside along the way. Can we just promise to leave them off in the theatres?
It's common in shows from Broadway to L.A. However, you don't have to worry about them taking them away before the performance. There is no prohibition about taking the devices into the theater with you; only on using them there. If they catch you doing so, an usher will come down the aisle and ask you to leave. In some theaters, you'll get a warning first.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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BUT they do NOT strip search you....just turn it off n keep it hidden [altho you can request a strip search of you wish]
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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BUT they do NOT strip search you....just turn it off n keep it hidden [altho you can request a strip search of you wish]
No, they don't strip search you, but Ceaser's makes you walk through a metal detector so you can't really hide them.

Ironically, in her show Bette Midler asked the audience to wave their cell phones through the air (like they used to do with lighters) while she sang “Wind beneath My Wings”.
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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No, they don't strip search you, but Ceaser's makes you walk through a metal detector so you can't really hide them.
Is this the same Ceaser's that made me walk through a metal detector and missed my pocket knife.. LOL Honestly I think they have it set to VERY dense metal (AKA guns) as they didn't even notice it nor did I since I always carry a pocket knife.

Dont worry about cell phones, Just hide them in your bag.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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The rule is: no photography or recording of any kind.
You can have the equipment, you just can't use it.
It's a copyright thing.

Also cell phones must be turned off because a ringing phone ruins the performance for everyone.

Don't worry, you're reading too much into it.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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The rule is: no photography or recording of any kind.
You can have the equipment, you just can't use it.
It's a copyright thing.

Also cell phones must be turned off because a ringing phone ruins the performance for everyone.

Don't worry, you're reading too much into it.
OK as long as they don't turn us away. I will happily comply with keeping them off and away.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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It's Vegas, baby. They'll take you in a back room and break all your fingers, beat you up, take your money, and maybe put your head in a vise...and those are just the people in the audience that you annoyed with the camera or phone. They're usually guys with big necks from New York or Philly, so watch where you sit. Look for people from Iowa to annoy.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:22 AM
 
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OK as long as they don't turn us away. I will happily comply with keeping them off and away.
Don't worry about it- if they turned away everyone who tried to bring a cell phone in the theater would be empty.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:28 AM
 
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OK as long as they don't turn us away. I will happily comply with keeping them off and away.
Trust me, I've worked in the industry for 15+ years (backstage). I can recite the typical pre-show announcement about cell phones and cameras by heart!

My favorite (I think it's Avenue Q) starts with just the sound of a cell phone ringing for a few minutes (before the house lights go out), then a voice comes on to remind you how annoying that is and that you should make sure your phones are off. At Rocky Horror they told you to put your phones on vibrate for your own pleasure.

I have also had actors come back stage and report to management that they could see a red light in the audience (from a video/cell phone camera) and it's location. Typically the equipment will be confiscated. They take this VERY seriously.

ps. The no camera rule includes during intermission and before the show starts, though normally that will just get you a warning.
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