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Movie Theater Makes Example Out of Texter

A North Texas movie theater is taking a tough stance against people who talk and text while films are playing.

Shannon Wolf shows us how one of the theater's biggest offenders became the star of a public service announcement.

Everyone knows it's a different sort of movie experience inside the Alamo theater.

They serve meals, you can even drink a beer. There is absolutely, positively no talking.

We wanted to take a hard stand and say that those people are not welcome at the Alamo Draft House. So we'll get rid of those people and make it a better place for the rest of the movie going public.

That's why Alamo CEO and founder Tim league started this business in the first place. And a p-s-a staring late Texas governor Ann Richards runs before every screening to remind you. But league is taking on a new distraction now.

It's a new phenomenon and I think maybe people just don't realize they are being rude. It's a beacon of light you can see.

Texters. The Alamo is coming for you. Just ask to this lady.

I didn't know that I wasn't supposed to text in your little crappie (bleep) theater.

The folks at the Alamo posted this angry voicemail from a customer on their blog Monday. It also happens to be their new anti-texting p-s-a.

So excuse me for using my phone, in the USA, Magnited States of America where you are free to text in a theater. NOT THIS ONE.

It's just an education to people that this isn't your living room, that you're being disrespectful to the entire audience and within this theater we're not going to put up with it.

It's also a snapshot of how we communicate these days. According to a pew research study in 2010, 30 percent of people send 100 or more text messages every single day. It's no wonder so many can't put the phone down even for a two-hour movie.

You know texting is the same level of distraction as talking is.


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