There are two things I love in this world: movie theaters with zero tolerance for talking and texting, and Wonder Woman. And this weekend, I shall have them both as I sit back and indulge in a $15 milkshake while Gal Gadot beats the living hell out of Axis soldiers on the Alamo Drafthouse screen. The Princess is here!
To celebrate the silver screen arrival of the greatest superhero of all time (who happens to be a woman), the Alamo has taken things one step further, with all-women screenings of Wonder Woman scheduled in NYC and Austin. Proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood.
Objectively speaking, this is the greatest thing to ever happen. But apparently, the super-powered event—which welcomes only guests who identify as women and is staffed by an all-female theater crew—have drawn the ire of some truly brave men's rights activists.
Naturally, the Alamo ain't having it.
— Alamo Drafthouse NYC (@AlamoNYC) May 25, 2017
Despite these charming stands, positive responses have been so overwhelming that screenings in both cities sold out, with NYC's Sunday showing getting booked in less than an hour. To keep up with the demand—and hopefully to spite the great male minds of Twitter—Alamo added two more all-women showings for next Monday and Thursday. Now they've sold out, too.
Of course, Alamo does want everyone to feel welcome. They released this official statement:
"Obviously, Alamo Drafthouse recognizes 'Wonder Woman' is a film for all audiences, but our special women-only screenings may have created confusion - we want everybody to see this film.”
Hopefully, this will become a thing, and Alamo can make this a regular series. Can you imagine taking your daughter to an all-female screening of Aliens, Thelma & Louise or even Romy & Michele's High School Reunion? Meanwhile, as the thinkers of our time ask the question "What About Men?," you should buy a ticket and see the damn movie! And if you hear someone breaking into tears in your theater every time Diana crosses her bangle bracelets, it's probably me.
*This blog post was written with the Wonder Woman theme played on repeat.