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Anderson Cooper Calls Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League "A Great American Hero" for Kicking Out Texter

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 7, 2011 at 10:12AM

Here are the details on that delicious Alamo Drafthouse story about kicking out a texter --and turning her angry voicemail into a PSA. The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse, which serves food and drink at its rapidly expanding theater chain, has always been tough on customer behavior. Love it.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Here are the details on that delicious Alamo Drafthouse story about kicking out a texter --and turning her angry voicemail into a PSA. The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse, which serves food and drink at its rapidly expanding theater chain, has always been tough on customer behavior. Love it.

UPDATE: So does CNN's Anderson Cooper: he calls The Alamo's Tim League "a great American hero." (See clips below.) And League responds to the huge media and online reaction.

Here's my flip cam interview with League at the release of Four Lions.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.