Alamo Drafthouse announced a “women only” screening “Wonder Woman” for 6 June.
“The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate than with an all-female screening?” wrote the Austin theatre. “Apologies, gentlemen, but we embrace our girl power and say ‘No Boys Allowed’ for a special evening at the Alamo Ritz. And when we say ‘Women (and People Who Identify themselves As Women),” we mean it. Everyone at this screening — room staff, operator, and culinary team — will be female.”
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The DC comic flick, that stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot, tells the story of Diana, who leaves behind her Amazon nation to become a superhero “in a world that desperately needs.”
The announcement has led to outrage among male participants.
“Great, let us know if you have boys-only screenings of Thor, Spider-Man, Star Wars, etc,” wrote a viewer Alamo’s Facebook page. “Let’s see you walk the walk now that you are in this priority.”
“Have you ever hosted a man only showing of a movie?” questioned the other.
“Very sticky Alamo,” agreed to a viewer. “I’m all for equality and having a screening specifically stating that it is not inclusive for everyone, it is against equality. I’m not saying that Alamo did this intentionally, but it is still just wrong.”
Alamo is responding to complaints on social media.
“I’m sorry if you feel excluded,” said the place for a viewer. “We thought it might be fun for a screening to celebrate a character that meant a lot of women for nearly eight decades. Again, really, really, really, really sorry that we offended you.”