Alamo Drafthouse bans Madonna from theaters for texting during movie

10/14/2013 1:11 PM

10/14/2013 1:55 PM

Wow, these guys aren’t kidding, are they? When Alamo Drafthouse says don’t talk, text or call during a movie, they mean it. Madonna found out the hard way over the weekend.

She was attending the New York Film Festival premiere of “12 Years a Slave” when either a theater attendant or fellow audience member – reports are conflicting – asked her to stop texting and put her BlackBerry away.

She refused – duh, she’s Madonna – and reportedly told the person: “It’s for business ... enslaver!”

The incident led Alamo CEO Tim League to take to Twitter and ban Madonna from his theaters.

"Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies," he tweeted.

League told Entertainment Weekly that he meant the tweet as an off-hand joke, but the ban sticks.

"Yeah, I’m serious, but I don’t think it really affects her life that much,” he said.

He’s right.


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