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Alamo Drafthouse Advert

The Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Austin, Texas has created this video highlighting its no ‘talking or texting during a movie’ policy.

As they say:

“We do not tolerate people that talk or text in the theater. In fact, before every film, we have several warnings on screen to prevent such happenings. Occasionally, someone doesn’t follow the rules, and we do, in fact, kick their asses out of our theater. This video is an actual voicemail from a woman that was kicked out of one of our Austin theaters. Thanks, anonymous woman, for being awesome.”

> Alamo Drafthouse
> Drafthouse boss Tim League on the Drafthouse blog about the incident


Old UK Cinemas

Flickr user dusashenka has created a rich photo archive of UK cinemas.

There are a bewildering number of images depicting cinemas over the course of several decades.

This gallery shows what the Odeon Leicester Square was like when it was screened The Prisoner of Zenda (1938), Aliens (1986) and Wall Street (1987).

You can also check out the evolution of the Phoenix in East Finchley, as it showed Don’t Look Now (1974) and The City of Lost Children (1995).

There is an incredible set of photos of regional cinemas including the ABC Horsham (1967), Odeon Scarborough (1936) and the Rex Berkhamstead (1988).

> Check out the full gallery here
> Cinemas in the UK