Kansas City’s Alamo Drafthouse on Thursday announced a ladies-only showing of “Wonder Woman,” “complete with an all-female service staff,” to help raise money for Hope House, a local domestic violence shelter.
Women and girls over the age of 6 should “flex their girl power,” the announcement said, and buy the $10.25 tickets for the June 6 event.
But not everyone thought the idea was so super.
“Women only?” one guy wrote. Another man commented: “Guess I’ll just have to go to AMC if I want to see this one.”
“I hope in the future you do a men-only event too,” a woman wrote. “From here it looks unfair.”
The Alamo Drafthouse, based in in Austin, Texas, was accused of “reverse sexism” and “segregation” after announcing a similar women-only “Wonder Woman” screening. Example: “Let us know when you have guys-only screenings of Thor, Spider-Man, Star Wars, etc.”
But the theaters in Austin and Kansas City aren’t backing down. Austin added a second women-only screening.
And Kansas City’s Alamo Drafthouse responded to that comment about a women-only screening being “unfair” with this: “We don’t hang a sign on it, but most of our Tough Guy events just end up male only.”
Many other comments are stepping up to scold the “whiners.”
“Oh man, the male delicateness on this thread is delicious,” a woman wrote. “Poor babies, two hours of not being included must be so, so painful.”
Many applauded Alamo Drafthouse’s idea.
“All women and people who identify as women are welcome!? This is awesome!” read another comment. “There needs to be so many more places to do stuff like this.”
“We’d hug you,” the Alamo responded, “but the internet hasn’t made that possible yet.”
The KC event starts at 7 p.m. June 6 at the theater, 1400 Main St. Tickets are available at drafthouse.com/kansas-city.
Looking for a gender-neutral “Wonder Woman” party? North Kansas City’s Screenland Armour theater is planning an opening night party on June 1 complete with Wonder Woman cosplayers and tiki drinks. Tickets cost $10; for more info, go to screenland.com.
The movie, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, officially opens June 2.