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Theaters Work to Silence Cell Phones

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Theaters Work to Silence Cell Phones

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Theaters Work to Silence Cell Phones

Theaters Work to Silence Cell Phones

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Some theaters are employing creative, pre-show announcements as a way of getting audiences to shut off their cell phones before a performance. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Jonathan Putnam of the Contemporary American Theater Company in Ohio and Barbara Carellas of New York's Brooks Atkinson Theater.