Madonna banned from Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas for texting during 12 Years a Slave

I’ve gone on and on about how amazing the experience is to watch a film at an Alamo Drafthouse theater. I’ve also gone on and on about how strict their rules are. Nobody’s safe from the Alamo’s “Don’t talk or text” rules… even Madonna.

During the New York Film Festival screening of 12 Years a Slave earlier this month, one member of the audience complained to a mysterious blonde woman sitting in front of them over their incessant texting throughout the film. Angered by this, the blonde turned around and angrily responded, “It’s for business… enslaver!” Considering the film’s theme of racial inequality, it was an ill-advised response, to say the least. It wasn’t until the film was over and the woman left that those sitting next to her looked down at her seat to find an envelope addressed to the Pop Queen with tickets to the screening.

Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League tweeted the following in response to the claims against Madonna:


Remember that the next time you talk or text during a film, you won’t be any better than Evita herself.

[via The Playlist]

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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