Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a great place to comfortably eat, drink, and be merry while watching movies new and old. Just don't break any of their simple etiquette rules or you will get KICKED OUT! And, rightfully so if you refuse to follow these 10 simple tips on how not to be a jerk at the movies.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, we must still remind people to not act like selfish, disrespectful, and heedless goons. Before a feature begins, a disclaimer is shown on screen—and occasionally stated a second time by a manager—to moviegoers that reads; We have a zero-tolerance policy towards talking and texting during the movie. If you talk or text, you will receive one warning. If it happens again, you will be kicked out without a refund.
So, if you enjoy watching movies at a theater without being distracted, head over to Alamo Drafthouse, where you can enjoy great food and local brews with the added bonus of potentially seeing some inconsiderate fool getting escorted from the theater. That alone is worth the price of admission.
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Richard Linklater Don't Talk or Text at the Movies PSA
Alamo Angry Voicemail PSA Transcription
At the Alamo Drafthouse, we have a simple rule: If you talk or text during a movie, we kick you out. Sometimes that pisses the movie talker off.
What Follows is an actual voicemail a customer left us after being kicked out. “Yeah, I was wondering if you guys actually enjoy treating your customers like a piece of shit? Because that’s how I felt when I went to the Alamo Drafthouse! Okay? You know what? I didn’t know that I wasn’t supposed to text in your little crappy ass theater. It was too fucking dark…in that place…for me to find my seat. All right? I was using my PHOOONE as a FLASHLIGHT to get to my fuckin’ seat. So EXCUSE ME for using MY phone in USA MAGNITED STATES of America! Where yer-you are FREE to TEXT in a THE-A-TER! I was not AWARE that I couldn’t text in your theater. All right? I’ve texted in ALL the other theaters in Austin, and no one ever gave a fuck about what me-I was doin’ on my fucking phone. All right? And it was on SILENT. It watn’t on LOUD, it wasn’t BOTHERING anybody. You guys, obviously, were being assholes to ME AND, I’m sure that’s what you do…you know, to rip people off. You take my money…and then you throw me out. You know? I will never be comin’ back to your ‘Alamo Drafthouse’ or whatever. I’d rather go to a regular theater, where people are actually polite. Anint, you know? I’m gonna tell EVERYONE about how SHITTY you are. And I’m pretty sure you guys are being assholes on purpose. So thanks for making me feel like a customer! Thanks for takin’ my money ASSHOLE!” YOU'RE WELCOME! THANKS FOR NOT COMING BACK TO THE ALAMO, TEXTER!