Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thank You, Alamo Drafthouse!

If you are a cinephile, at some point in your life you've probably heard about the Alamo Drafthouse, a chain of movie theaters in Texas (and one in Virginia) that want you to have a great movie-going experience. I've always thought it would be nice to see a film there. Recently there was a screening of the Lord of the Rings trilogy with a six-course meal served throughout the day. That's just cool.

Now, there's a new reason to love them and want to go to Texas: their no tolerance no talking or texting policy. Apparently one self-entitled patron wasn't happy about the policy which got her kicked out, and led to their new PSA which they are running before all their movies.

Alamo Drafthouse claims that she was warned twice before they threw her out, so don't feel bad for her. I've once actually yelled at kids talking and on their phones in a movie. This PSA makes me happy. So no one ever kicked you out every other time you've done it in every other theater? Doesn't make it right. Most theaters have a nominal "no texting" policy. These guys just had the guts to do something about it. Everything really is bigger and better in Texas!

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