Criticism has been directed at cinemas for installing luxury, leather-covered, separated seats which are preventing passionate couples from getting proper intimate contact.
Cinemas have been under pressure to reinstall the traditional velvet seating that had a nailed-on guarantee of chlamydia on the armrest.
Film fan, Peter Thape (32) would arguably place his adolescent cinema fumblings as some of the finest moments of his life.
‘Going to the cinema with a girl used to be a green light,’ said Thape.
‘What sort of world are we creating where a girl can feel safe in the cinema?’ asked Thape.