Anyone truly despise people who talk or use their cell phone during a movie?

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grappler0000
6/7/11 4:40:19AM
If so, this video will make your day. The story from Alamo Drafthouse:



As many of you know, I really can't abide people who talk during a movie. A couple of years ago I was accosted in the Village parking lot by a patron who was warned for talking in a movie. I've nearly come to blows more than a few times over the years with rude customers over the same issue. When we adopted our strict no talking policy back in 1997 we knew we were going to alienate some of our patrons. That was the plan. If you can't change your behavior and be quiet (or unilluminated) during a movie, then we don't want you at our venue. Follow our rules, or get the hell out and don't come back until you can.

Recently, we had a situation where a customer persisted in texting in the theater despite two warnings to stop. Our policy at that point is to eject the customer without a refund, which is exactly what went down that night. Luckily, this former patron was so incensed at being kicked out, she quickly called the office and left us the raw ingredients for our latest "Don't Talk or Text" PSA. You can check it out below, or come to the Alamo this weekend where the video will be playing before all of our R-rated movies.

Video


Ma'am, you may be free to text in all the other theaters in the Magnited States of America, but here at our "little crappy ass theater," you are not. Why you may ask? Well, we actually do give a f*$k.

Sincerely,

Tim League
founder/CEO
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
papercut
6/7/11 5:48:17AM
awesome.
Lesnar1
6/7/11 6:46:38AM
Haha good on ya mait people who use their phone in a movie are just annoying.
cowcatcher
6/7/11 12:44:39PM
That is awesome!
BlueSkiesBurn
6/7/11 3:18:07PM
I text in theaters quite frequently. The difference between me and everyone is that I dim my cellphone's contrast so it cannot be seen by anyone but me. It barely registers on the color spectrum. Instead I use the light from the projector screen to illuminate what I would otherwise not be able to see.

I only have issues with texters when they have a fully lit screen that shines in my eyes. If they dim their contrast and want to text the whole time where it doesn't interfere with my experience, I'm not bothered by it in the slightest.
KungFuMaster
6/7/11 3:54:15PM
I hate people who talk during the movie, people who constantly kick my seat etc...

I almost got into blows with a bunch of rascals for telling them to stop kicking my seat.

So now, whenever I go to a movie, I tend to seat myself away from young people.
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