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Now that's movie theater JUSTICE Texas style!

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:44 PM
A Texas movie theater chain has a policy against texting in their theaters. One of the people they tossed out left them a nasty, profanity laced message expressing their disappointment at being tossed from the theater.

The theater chain responded in the most sensitive and reasonable manner possible; they made a PSA ad to be played before the movies using the tape of the call.

Texas movie theater makes an example (and a PSA) of a texting audience member

Ever been annoyed by a loud-talking patron at a film? Had that nail-biting darkened hallway scene ruined by someone turning on their phone to send a text? Well, one Texas theater has your back.

Alamo Drafthouse, a local chain of dine-and-screen movie theaters in Austin, Texas, has long waged a war against impolite moviegoers. And the latest customer to object to their firm rules against talking and texting during an evening out has become the unwitting star of a PSA released by the company on Monday.

According to Tim League, the Drafthouse's founder, the woman in question was warned twice about texting during a screening, and then, in accordance with company policy, was escorted out without a refund. "I don't think people realize that it is distracting," League told The Lookout. "It seems like nothing, but if you spend as much time as I do at the movies, you realize the entire theater sees it and it pulls you out of the movie experience. It's every bit as intrusvie as talking."

Yahoo News

They even had Governor Ann Richards make an ad for them:

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 06:57 PM
I commend the employees of the DraftHouse for being bold enough to boot drunk texans out of paid seats.

I salute you !

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 07:00 PM

If you are so addicted to texting and chatting on your phones that you need your phone in a theater, ya got a serious problem!

Relax, sit back and enjoy the everyone else that paid good money to do.

Without interruptions from people thinking they are so important and can't be disconnected for 90 minutes.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 07:23 PM
S&F. Since people don't seem to understand simple courtesy any longer, I am glad to see one establishment stand firm in enforcing their rules. The caller sounded pretty young and I bet mommy and daddy haven't taught their precious to behave and follow the rules.

Now if we could just teach people around my parts that 'No Trespassing' applies to them, yes even them, too.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 07:35 PM

It's ^$%##$ing well about time!!

Needless to say, I've had my share of frustrations with phone users in theaters. Not to derail this thread cuz it's a good one, BUT I also have a gripe with the theaters themselves because I have had to sit through over 20 minutes of commercials before a movie. I actually get to PAY THEM to watch their damned commercials!! They know they have a captive audience who HAS to come early just to get a seat, then they make you watch their stupid commercials during the time that the show was supposed to have started. They're not even new or different ads...they're the same ones as on TV.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 07:57 PM
What makes this even worse is that it says she was WARNED multiple times. That is just plain stupidity. Holy crap, can't you put your phone down for 2 hours? People go to the movies for the atmosphere, so why would you want to mess with your phone, pulling you out of that atmosphere? Even if it doesn't bother you, it DOES bother other people.

For me, I would say roughly 33% of the time I go to the movies there is some moron in the theater. Oh, and take off your frickin hats!!! I shouldn't have to ask you, but apparently I do if I want to see the movie, since you have no common sense.

I applaud what the company did, throwing this person out. I guess some people have to be trained and taught like little children. As far as using the call as a preview, I would think they would have to pay this person to avoid a lawsuit, but I am not sure. I believe they must let you know they are recording the call...But I don't think that gives them the right to publicly broadcast it.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 10:58 PM
This makes me proud to be an Austinite and regular patron of the Alamo Draft House. One of the best places in town to take in a move, get some drinks, and eat a meal for a reasonable price.

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 09:48 PM
Hopefully that girl likes to text while she's driving as well.


posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 11:27 PM
thats funny and from a nice place for a good Philly Cheese Steak

posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 12:38 AM
Good for them. Going to the movies has become unbearable due to inconsiderate patrons. I'd rather just watch a DVD in the comfort of my own home.

No ladies with big hair sitting right in front of me. No tall giant men. No cell phones. Kids screaming. Hearing people crunch and smack on their snacks. People talking. Aisle interruptions with viewers getting up to go to the bathroom.

Good to see a theater laying the smack down.

posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:16 AM

Originally posted by Rustami
thats funny and from a nice place for a good Philly Cheese Steak

Speaking as a guy from Philly, if they put the word "Philly" in front it, then it ain't a real cheese steak. I've never had a decent "Philly" cheese steak but some of the places that sell plain old cheese steaks around here are awesome.

You have my sympaties for not living near Philly where you can get a real cheese steak. I'm sure the "Philly" steak you had there tasted good to you but, if you had ever been to Philly and eaten a real cheese steak here, you would probably spit that one out, thinking it tastes like dogfood by comparison.
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:38 AM
you may have a point yet Austin is fairly seasoned with folks from all over so there's a possibility the cook that night could have been from Philly??
plus the damsel with me thought so as well, who has been there a few time's if I recall, but have no problem visiting the land of the Liberty Bell to judge for myself someday hopefully (though I know Texas has the best "dam" beef in America)

seriously good stuff when able to splurge a little or as a gift -which is how I first tried it

Today, Akaushi genetics are controlled by a group of Texans under the name HeartBrand Beef, Inc.
Akaushi cattle, a Bos Taurus type of cattle had their origin and evolution in Kumamoto, Japan.

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 11:06 AM
it's my understanding that some theaters use cell-phone jamming/blocking devices nowadays if they are legal in the state.

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