Alamo Drafthouse Doubles Down on Women-Only Screenings After Complaints of Sexism

Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman.   Warner Bros

Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman. Warner Bros

The theater also promised female projectionists, chefs, and other theater staff for the screenings.

Some claimed it was discrimination and asked when all-men screenings of other upcoming movies would take place.

The movie, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, is based on a comic book character introduced in 1941, fighting villains, rescuing victims and unearthing evil plots.

Going by a trailer, the new Wonder Woman film sees its titular character train as an Amazon warrior on the Mediterranean island of Themyscira during her early years.

Now, it seems like Marvel director Reed joined in the outrage and posted a humorous tweet taking a dig at the whole fury by saying, "Just wait until I announce the insect-only screenings of ANT-MAN AND THE WASP".

In a nod to another female empowerment pop culture moment, the Alamo advised the women of New York City to "get in formation" (à la Beyonce's famous song) if they wanted to snag tickets to that screening. Denver7 reached out to the cinema to see if more show times will be added. This decision drew unnecessary outrage from men asking the theatre chain why it was being sexist and not hosting an all-male screening of any film.

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But Alamo Drafthouse wasn't having it.

The flagship Austin location - one of 26 around the nation - embraced the backlash to its women-only screening, noting that the criticism online has been met with a positive response in real life. "Again, truly, truly, truly, truly sorry that we've offended you".

Facebook user Bill Fairbrother wrote: "Have you ever hosted a men's only showing of any film?"

There are those who are defending Alamo's women-only screening of Wonder Woman.

Director Patty Jenkins recently talked about how the long journey to get Wonder Woman on the big screen resulted in a rather finely tuned movie that didn't require much retooling in the editing room, at least when it comes to cutting scenes.

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