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Added 2 February, 2013

Theater offers free seats to audience members who agree to tweet about shows in real time

To encouraging customers to actively use their phones during plays, the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island has launched its Tweet Seat offer, which waives theater ticket costs for those willing to livetweet the experience. The Tweet Seats consist of two rows located at the back of each theater, which can be reserved free of charge for customers who agree to tweet their thoughts about the play or musical along with a PPAC-related hashtag. Those taking part in the scheme must agree to be discreet with their phones. During the break – known as a Twittermission – the actors will take time to respond to some of the comments and questions being posted on Twitter during the first half. The tweets are also projected in the theater lobby.
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