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Alamo Drafthouse Hosting Your Next Nightmare With Clowns-Only Screening Of ‘It’

Alamo Drafthouse Hosting Your Next Nightmare With Clowns-Only Screening Of ‘It’

If you’re afraid of clowns, you’ll want to stay very far away from the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin on Saturday, Sept. 9 — or wear your favorite waterproof pants — because that’s the night the theater is hosting a clowns-only screening of the new It movie. [More]

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Law Professor Files Discrimination Complaint Over Women-Only ‘Wonder Woman’ Showing

Alamo Drafthouse, a small movie theater chain known for its anti-texting stance and general coolness, scheduled a special women-only showing of the summer superhero film Wonder Woman. This seemed like a fun one-off idea, but the idea has met some resistance, particularly online. Now a law professor who specializes in employment discrimination and sexual orientation law is filing a complaint with the city, claiming that the showing may be violating the city’s own laws. [More]


Alamo Drafthouse Offers Gift Certificate To Guy Who Sued Date For Texting During Movie

By now, you’ve probably heard about the guy in Texas that is suing his date for texting during a movie. Text-hating theater chain Alamo Drafthouse is hoping to intervene in this personal spat by offering the man a gift certificate. [More]

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Alamo Drafthouse CEO Explains Why Letting People Text During Movies Is Terrible

Alamo Drafthouse, a Texas-based movie theater mini-chain where can watch movies and drink beer, takes its policy against phone use during movies seriously. It’s not to be mean, or as one notorious customer alleged, so they can sell people tickets and then throw them out. That’s why the theater’s founder and CEO, Tim League, felt that he needed to respond to an interview where new AMC Theaters CEO Adam Aron said that he might be open to allowing phone use during movies. [More]

Though Netflix is giving Beasts of No Nation a simultaneous release in theaters and on its subscription service, the film will have limited early theatrical screenings to qualify for awards consideration.

Alamo Drafthouse Won’t Join Theater Chain Boycott Of Netflix Movie

Yesterday, Netflix announced that it would be releasing a new movie, Beasts of No Nation, later this year simultaneously on its streaming service and in theaters, leading the nation’s biggest exhibitors to cry boycott and say they will refuse to show the film. But not Alamo Drafthouse, which doesn’t seem fazed by having to compete for consumers who can just stay home and see the movie. [More]

“The Interview” Will Actually Get A Limited Christmas Day Release

“The Interview” Will Actually Get A Limited Christmas Day Release

Take that, terrorists who may or may not be backed by the government of North Korea! Sony has confirmed today that it will go ahead with the Christmas Day release of The Interview but only at a small number of theaters. [More]

Alamo Drafthouse Bans Google Glass Use From Its Theaters

Alamo Drafthouse Bans Google Glass Use From Its Theaters

The Google Glass face computer is such a new invention and there are so few out in the wild that etiquette and rules haven’t quite caught up yet. Now that any random member of the American public with $1,500 and a tolerance for being stared at can buy the device, rules are cropping up. Like at Alamo Drafthouse, a small chain of movie theaters that has now banned the devices from its theaters. [More]

Alamo Drafthouse Gives Out Free Movie Passes Over Alarm That No One Complained About

Alamo Drafthouse Gives Out Free Movie Passes Over Alarm That No One Complained About

To some people, the Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters may be best known as the place that created the greatest anti-texting PSA ever, but for one Consumerist reader, it’s also the company that won him over by proactively responding to a minor annoyance without anyone having to file a complaint. [More]


This May Not Be The Best Way To Stop A Theatergoer From Using Her Phone, But It Makes A Great Story

Imagine you’ve paid good money to see a play but someone nearby won’t stop talking and using her phone. You complain to a manager during intermission, but the distraction continues. You make a comment to the woman hoping she’ll either leave or cut it out, but to no avail. So what’s next? If you said, “grab her phone and throw it against the wall,” you wouldn’t necessarily be right, but you’d make yourself a hero to some folks out there. [More]

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This Caller Is Incredibly Unhappy With Movie Theater’s No-Texting Policy

There are few things more annoying than someone so selfish she thinks it’s perfectly okay to text in the middle of a dark movie theater. On the flipside, there are few things more amusing than when said texter gets kicked out of the theater and later calls back to leave a lengthy, profanity-laced rant on the theater’s voicemail. [More]