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: