Madonna got banned from a movie theater because the founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema “felt compelled to make an example of Miss Ciccone” after she was caught texting during the movie. I kind of love this. Here’s the full letter from the CEO, via Deadline.com:
October 12, 2013
As you may have heard, this past week Madonna was caught texting
during the premiere of Steve McQueen’s new film 12 YEARS A SLAVE.
Although she is the undisputed queen of pop and I personally am a fan of
her music, I have felt compelled to make an example of Miss Ciccone
and ban her from all Alamo Drafthouse locations until she apologizes to
In the unlikely event that Madonna will be visiting your location in the
upcoming holiday season, please inform all box office and concierge staff
that she will only be allowed to see a film at the Drafthouse if she first
apologizes for her actions at the premiere and acknowledges that texting
during a movie is rude and disrespectful to the filmmaker and the rest of
Thank you in advance for upholding this request.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
People are serious about going to the movies. Remember that film blogger who called 911 because people were using their cell phones in the theater? I think that guy was totally wrong and insane, but I think Mr. Tim League here is making a solid move in banning Madonna, who likely gives zero fucks and will likely not apologize.
I’m sure Cher is on this guy’s side.