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Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost Want You to Be Quiet


The Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters (that serve you food and alcohol like it’s a restaurant as well!) has a very strict policy about people talking, texting, or otherwise being a nuisance whilst the movie is playing. They will kick you out; I’ve seen it happen. To drive the point home further, they often get famous people to tell you to shut your gob as well.

Enter Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost, the director, two writers, and two stars of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the upcoming The World’s End. They also think you shouldn’t talk or text during a movie. And you’d better take their word for it; they’ve got a long track record of bludgeoning things that anger or disrupt them.

The World’s End is in cinemas here in America on August 23rd, but good movie etiquette should be a year-round thing.

Here is another, quite famous, example of what the Alamo Drafthouse does to texters:


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  1. A.C. says:

    I’m all for no talking & texting, but what if you legitimately need the light to see where you’re going or to find your dropped money? Not sure I wanna wait until the end of the film when the lights come back on to see where I dropped my $5 bill after balancing an arm load of food. Just saying…

  2. RJ says:

    Please, oh, please… Please bring that theater to northwest Arkansas. Please. So sick of the craptastic theaters here.

  3. rogue3 says:

    I like how they even “misspell” all her mispronunciations. And shit. Alright?

  4. Rik says:

    I live 90 miles from your closest theater. It’s worth the drive.

  5. grumpyhawk says:

    The Drafthouse is seriously the best thing about living in Austin.

  6. michaelalexkawa says:

    All I can say is ….awesome . I wish every movie theaters had this policy .

  7. Lori says:

    I want some of your theaters here in Orange County, CA. I’m trying to watch “The Wolverine” last Sunday only to have it interrupted by someone with an loud, crying, infant! Who the hell allows an infant to be brought into a movie like this? Get a babysitter or wait until it comes on HBO! And the girl that complained about you kicking her out fails to realize that just the LIGHT from cell phones is annoying!
    When I next go to Texas to see friends & relatives, I’m going to make a trip to one of your theaters! Ok, maybe two of your theaters. Well, all right, three! Twist my arm…

  8. Kirk says:

    When I planned my first visit to Austin last year, going to the Alamo was at the top of my list! I knew all about its no interruption policy (wishing more theaters would take that stance.)

    I settled into my second viewing of The Avengers, ate my burger and drank some great beer. Nirvana.

  9. CJ says:

    FACT: when you come to any movie theatre

    sit the fuck down
    shut the fuck up
    turn off your fucking smart phone
    take your loud crying child(ren) to the fucking lobby

    thank you and enjoy the fucking movie with your concession goodies!