Topic: movie theaters

This Is The Poster That A Movie Theater Put In Place Of The Human Centipede II‘s Disturbing Poster

This Is The Poster That A Movie Theater Put In Place Of The Human Centipede II's Disturbing Poster

Detroit’s Main Art Theatre was apparently so squicked out by the first official poster for The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) that they posted this happier, more soothing version in their lobby. We’re not quite sure what the cupcakes and unicorns have to do with fusing people together for your own sexual desires, but OK? It’s sort of a cross between The Neverending Story and The Last Unicorn

Not to worry, you’ll get to see the real one after the jump, too. More »

Dinner-in-a-Movie Cinemas Are the Greatest Invention Ever

Dinner-in-a-Movie Cinemas Are the Greatest Invention Ever

Today, Gentle Readers, I’m going to introduce you to a wonderful invention. I’m not sure if this wonderful invention has a name, but I usually call it Dinner-in-a-Movie. Admittedly, this is a rather clunky moniker, but I like it, and here’s why: Why would you do dinner-and-a-movie when you can do dinner IN a movie? Because that’s exactly what this wonderful invention is: A hybrid creature that is simultaneously cinema and restaurant. And there need to be way, WAY more of these in the world, because they’re AWESOME. More »

Video Gallery: The Funniest Celebrity ‘Don’t Talk’ PSAs from the Alamo Drafthouse Theater

Video Gallery: The Funniest Celebrity 'Don't Talk' PSAs from the Alamo Drafthouse Theater

Now we get why Alamo Drafthouse is consistently voted the beast theater in the country. They’re the ones behind the viral video of an angry customer’s bleep-filled voicemail, which they used in their famous “Don’t Talk” campaign of PSAs that run before new movies. Today we stumbled upon their official YouTube channel, which collects all of their “Don’t Talk” PSAs — including the hilarious ones with celebrities like Jason Momoa and Dave Franco. Not all of them succeed — therein lies the fun — but you have to hand it to the theater and the stars for turning out such wacky videos. More »

Movie Etiquette: When Is It OK to Laugh/Cry/Scream/Clap in the Theater?

Movie Etiquette: When Is It OK to Laugh/Cry/Scream/Clap in the Theater?

While writing up the Avengers teaser leak earlier today, I came across a great comment on YouTube complaining about audiences who go apeshit during a movie. The commenter asked, Why the hell do people in other countries cheer and clap during films? Yeah this was cool but how about trying to watch it? Is it an American thing? Having never seen a movie in a foreign country, I can’t answer the nationality part, but I can respond to the first part: Because it’s so much fun to share in the experience with everyone else. That said, not every movie warrants us to play Mystery Science Theater and talk back to the screen. Here’s a guide for when to cheer and when to shut yer trap. More »

Video: This Is Why You Don’t Text During the Movie

Video: This Is Why You Don't Text During the Movie

Who said movie theaters don’t have a great sense of humor? Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse theater has had a strict no-talking-during-the-movie policy that stretches back to 1997; with the advent of cell phones, they updated it to include no texting. One young woman kept texting even after she got two warnings, so she was booted out of the theater. She left the Drafthouse this expletive-filled voicemail claiming she had only been trying to find her seat and defending her American right to text in a movie theaternot that she was, but if she wanted to. They turned it into a PSA that they now run before every R-rated movie. (Warning: Language.) More »