Glass Out

Alamo Drafthouse: You can't wear that in our theaters

Alamo Drafthouse: You can't wear that in our theaters

If there is one man who wants to ensure everyone has an uninterrupted movie experience, it’s Austin’s Tim League. Taking the infamous no-talking PSAs and cellphone ban one step further, League told Deadline that Google Glass is now banned in his Alamo Drafthouse theaters.

Though he says nothing of how ridiculous they make patrons look, League says he does worry about potential piracy issues. “We’ve been talking about this potential ban for over a year,” League said. “Google Glass did some early demos here in Austin, and I tried them out personally. At that time, I recognized the potential piracy problem that they present.” 

League took to Twitter to announce the ban, tweeting:

Alamo’s announcement, which was covered by Time and other national news outlets, does leave a little wiggle room. League tells the trade publication that as technology adapts, so too will Alamo’s policies. While the current ban is in effect, patrons are asked to remove their Google Glass before the lights dim.

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Google Glass is banned from Alamo Drafthouse. Courtesy photo