Web Legend “TRON Guy” Banned from Seeing TRON: Legacy in Famed Suit

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via Maynard's website

When you’ve become an Internet meme for your love of TRON, a movie theater really ought to let you watch the film in costume.

Back before the Disney remake, Jay Maynard was a superfan of the original video game and movie, TRON. He gained widespread Internet fame after obsessively documenting his intricate costume. From there, he became a convention darling and appeared on a handful of late-night talk shows.

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But apparently the staff at a Minnesota movie theater hadn’t heard of him. They refused to let him watch TRON: Legacy while wearing his light-up suit. Maynard says he believes the staff thought it would be too “distracting.” But when you’re watching a movie with tons of flashing lights and a bleeping electronic soundtrack, are you really going to be easily distracted? We say this is an act of nerd injustice. (via TMZ)