Texas cinema texter becomes foul-mouthed movie star
Gobby customer feels full force of mobe rule
A Texas cinema with a strict no-mobe policy has demonstrated that it really means business by throwing out a persistent texter, then turning her mini-rant against ejection into a big screen trailer.
Austin's Alamo Drafthouse explains: "Recently, we had a situation where a customer persisted in texting in the theatre 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 [Public Service Announcement]. 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."
Good stuff. Tim League, the Alamo's CEO and founder, declares on the cinema's blog: "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."
You can find the uncensored vid here. ®
So, throwing out a tosspot who is spoiling the film for many other people makes them a Jobsworth does it?
Still, I guess fun for you is kicking the seat in front - loser.
A new hero
1. Pay money - lots of money these days.
2. Settle down to watch movie in darkened cinema
3. Get distracted constantly by peeps in front of you messaging, texting, etc
4. Leave cinema at end of movie not having enjoyed movie quite as much as you could have
5. Feel mildly homicidal until after first drink
It's the light from the phones that causes the distraction, and the larger the screen, the more annoying it is. Watched one punter using an iPhone throughout the movie and was left wondering why he had bothered coming to see the movie in the first place.
Glad to see at least one cinema stops it, although I'm still not moving to Austin....
Are you happy to sit in the cinema while all around ypu don't give a shit about what's on the screen? If you don't want to watch the movie - why the hell are you there in the first place?
This, as you wel know, is not a case of 'jobsworth' but of someone who can't give a shit about other people and then has the nerve to grumble publicly when informed that there are actually other people sharnig the same planet as them.
I can only assume you will also moan about some football (that's soccer to anyone else) 'fans' being ejected and arrested for thier continuous racist chants during a game. That their 'rights' to watch the game' have been breached.