Woman Thrown Out of Cinema for Texting has Complaint Turned into Advert
Published on: 8th Jun 2011
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A woman who was thrown out of a movie theatre in Texas, USA after ignoring requests to stop sending text messages during the film has had her expletive laden response turned into a Public Service Advert by the venue managers.
The Alamo Drafthouse, a chain of cinemas in Austin, Texas has a policy of no talking or making other disturbances during the showing of the films. A policy it says separates it from other mainstream chains and is widely supported by its customers.
According to Tim League, the Drafthouse's founder, the woman arrived late and was subsequently warned twice to stop sending text messages during the film. After the third incident, she was asked to leave, in line with the cinema's policy.
She later left a long rambling message on the company's voicemail - which the cinema has then transcribed into a short film it shows before films to remind customers that disturbing viewers is not allowed.
The cinema has a track record of making humourous PSA announcements, and has even persuaded celebrities, and the former Texas Gov. Ann Richards to star in its films.
A bleeped out version of the PSA is below:
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