A scene from the 50 Shades of Grey movie trailer.
A scene from the 50 Shades of Grey movie trailer.

Seeing 50 Shades of Grey? Please, don't bring 'props'

EXCITED 50 Shades of Grey fans may be disappointed after three leading US cinema chains have banned customers from bringing any "props".

The blockbuster film, adapted from EL James' bestselling novel, is due to be released in the US on 13 February with British cinemas screening the film the following day, Valentines.

However, three leading US cinema chains - AMC, Regal Entertainment and Cinemark - have requested that theatre-goers do not bring whips, ties, ropes or more.

AMC Theaters spokesperson Ryan Noonan told Mashable: "While we welcome those guests who want to show their excitement for a film by dressing up in costume, we do not permit weapons (real or fake), or props/costumes that would make guests uncomfortable, or detract from the moviegoing experience".

James' book, reputed to have sold over a 100 million copies globally, has been adapted into a feature length film directed by Sam Taylor Johnson and starring British actor and former model Jamie Dornan and American actress Dakota Johnson.

Hype for the film has only increased since the first trailer was released online.

Ticket selling site Fandango claims pre-sales for the film have already propelled the motion picture into the top-five selling R-rated movies.

Controversy has already raged around the film, with domestic violence campaigners in America calling for a boycott last week.