Two raucous grannies - known as the real-life Patsy and Eddie - claim they were booted out the new Absolutely Fabulous film for laughing too much. Great-grandma Cindy Amass and grandma Jacqueline Cox, 60, said they were told to leave by the cinema ...
Two raucous grannies - known as the real-life Patsy and Eddie - claim they were booted out the new Absolutely Fabulous film for laughing too much. Great-grandma Cindy Amass and grandma Jacqueline Cox, 60, said they were told to leave by the cinema manager after he hid round the corner to listen to their hysterics. But Cindy, 59, has been left devastated by the alleged incident as she said it was her first day outside in more than a year, after suffering a heart attack. Pal Jacqueline said the manager told the pair, who are known to friends and family as Eddie and Patsy, to "laugh on the inside" or leave the Islington Vue . It was the first week of the cinema release of the new Absolutely Fabulous film starring Joanna Lumley as Patsy and Jennifer Saunders and Eddie.
The pair of raucous grannies are known to their friends as the real-life Patsy and Eddie from Absolutely Fabulous
Cindy, who has 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild, said: "The film is so funny, obviously that's why we went. "I had a heart attack and Jacqui's daughter bought us the tickets, as I'm like her aunt and she wanted to do a nice thing for me. "I hadn't been out for over a year and I was really looking forward to it. It was an early showing at 6pm so there wasn't many people in the cinema.
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"We weren't laughing that loudly, but it is a funny film, it's not like we were watching anything serious. "It was really embarrassing, no one was asking us to be quiet until the manager came over and was talking to us, then people started shushing. "It's very disappointing, I'm quite upset, I have been very ill and not been out for a long while.
Absolutely Fabulous' Patsy and Eddie, played by Joanne Lumley and Jennifer Saunders
"It's ruined my day out, I got my hair done for their first time in the year, but now it's really knocked my confidence, I'm not sure I want to go out again." The couple also claim the manager did not stop at just throwing out them, he also allegedly ejected two men who also found the film just as hilarious. Jacqueline said: "I just couldn't believe it, it's a hilarious film.
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We'd grown up watching them and were really looking forward to it. "My daughter, Candice, and all our family, call us Eddie and Patsy because we are just like them. "The manager said we had to laugh on the inside. I said 'what the hell does that mean?' That just made us laugh even more. "There were two young men in front of us they also asked to leave. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I don't know what their problem was. "The manager said he had been standing round the corner near the fire exit to listen to us and said we were making too much noise.
The film stars Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Julia Sawalha, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders
"He was quite aggressive and was waving his hands in my face, he was being a bit intimidating, then he called security over, I was getting quite nervous. "He said 'it's my cinema, I say who stays and who goes'. All four of the alleged ejected cinema-goers were given full refunds, then went to a bar round the corner together. A spokeswoman for Vue Cinemas told the Mirror Online their staff would never throw a customer out of the cinema for laughing. They added: "We love seeing our customers enjoy their big screen experience at Vue. "However in this instance we had a number of complaints about some customers talking too loudly during this film which was disrupting the viewing experience for the majority of the customers in the screen. "We would never ask our customers to leave for laughing.”
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