Arts and Culture
3:18 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Alamo Drafthouse Uses Angry Voicemail For 'Don't Talk, Don't Text' Warning

If you’ve ever watched a film at the Alamo Drafthouse, a local chain of food and booze-serving movie theaters, you have surely seen the large, loud, extended warnings before each screening telling people not to place calls, or text and Tweet during the film.

Apparently, one patron missed the message, and wound up being ejected from the theater without a refund after receiving two warnings from staff. The angry customer called and left an explicative-laden voicemail protesting her eviction.

The Drafthouse capitalized upon the voicemail to produce a new warning (above) for future movie-goers, an uncensored version of which will be shown before every R-rated movie screening at the cinema.

Back in April, the Drafthouse pledged to start clamping down on people who used their phones during movies after a local blogger complained that the rules were being loosely enforced.