Theaters Experimenting With Use of Social Media During Performances
(KCEN) -- A new social trend is taking over theaters.
It's called Tweet Seats.
The Providence Performing Arts Theater has set aside 20 seats in the back of the theater for show goers who want to tweet during performances.
In order to limit distractions, the theater is asking tweeters to turn down the brightness on their phones and tablets.
It's a chance for tweeters to give their first reaction to a performance.
But they cannot give away too much information.
Marketing Project Coordinator Caitlyn Dipompo said, "The tweeters are seeing the show right at this moment and they're enjoying it first reaction. We ask that they not reveal any crucial plot lines from the show."
A number of theaters including some on Broadway are also experimenting with tweet seats and other real-time uses of social media.