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Siri Admonishes Alamo Drafthouse Moviegoers not to Text in Theaters (VIDEO)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 9, 2014 at 4:21PM

Inspired by Spike Jonze's "Her," the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain reached out to the real live human voice of Siri, Susan Bennett, and asked her to record one of Alamo's infamous "No Talking, No Texting" in-theater PSAs.
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Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze's 'Her'
Warner Bros. Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze's 'Her'

Writer/director Spike Jonze's "Her" was chosen as one of the top 10 movies of 2013 by programmers at the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain. So, inspired by the film, Alamo reached out to the real live human voice of Siri, Susan Bennett, and asked her to record one of Alamo's infamous "No Talking, No Texting" in-theater PSAs. The result (below) will play before all screenings of "Her" through the film's run at Alamo locations. 


Don't Talk - Siri from Alamo Drafthouse on Vimeo.

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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.