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Madonna: Banned from Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas over texting

Madonna: Banned from Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas over texting
October 14, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

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Last week, Madonna was invited to the New York Film Festival premiere of 12 Years a Slave and proceeded to thank everyone involved by texting through the whole thing before someone called her out on it. Oh, and then she compared being chewed out for texting during a movie to slavery, so yeah, not cool. Well, according to Entertainment Weekly, The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (a Texas-based theater chain) decided to twist the knife by banning Madonna from all their theaters.

Asked by EW if he was serious about the ban — at one point while defending his stance on Twitter he had called it a joke — League replied late Saturday, “Yeah, I’m serious, but I don’t think it really affects her life that much.”

League pointed out his initial tweet was an “offhand joke, a spur of the moment 140 characters” and was “more of a means to get the issue out there, that it is rude to text during movies.”

“But now that it seems to have taken hold, sure, I’m going to enforce it,” he added.

Sure, it probably won’t have a huge impact on Madonna’s life, but let’s face it: You’re not supposed to text during movies as it is. If you’re going to be invited to a huge premiere, you REALLY are not supposed to text. And finally, if you’re watching a movie about the horrors of slavery, and you compare being called out on your rudeness to slavery? Congratulations! You’re three for three on the “be a total douche at the movies” test.

Sh!t to be thankful for: Going to The Alamo Drafthouse? There’s one less person to ruin the movie!

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.