In Dark PSA, Director Richard Linklater Suggests Radical Steps for Dealing with Texters in Cinemas

At the Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, they don’t mess around. They tell you right on their web site, “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.” And they apparently mean it. Want some proof? Here’s Exhibit A — a clip that mocks a customer who apparently got kicked out of their “crappy” theater in Austin, Texas for texting. Then there’s Exhibit B above — a sardonic Alamo Drafthouse video featuring indie filmmaker Richard Linklater suggesting radical steps for dealing with the type of people found in Exhibit A. It’s all a bit of dark humor (of course). But here’s something that’s not a joke. You can watch Linklater’s breakthrough 1991 film, Slacker, free online. You can also hear the Texas native talk about his new film Boyhood on Fresh Air here.

Parting words: Don’t mess with Texas, particularly filmmakers in Texas.

via Gawker/@Sheerly

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  • Adrian Horn says:

    I thought he was going to suggest shooting spitballs, but this will work too.

  • JSintheStates says:

    I have no sympathy with Mobile Phone Addiction! (You heard it here first.) An acquaintance of mine was working on his PhD in Psychology, and I suggested that he should do his dissertation on this growing and annoying neurosis; he was too busy dealing with his own (neuroses). This culture is self-obssessed with its own importance. It’s about celebrity and noteriety; there is no substance, just adoration of the Third Wave masses! It is perverse!

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