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It was recently reported that Madonna was seen texting it up during the New York Film Festival premiere of Oscar frontrunner "12 Years a Slave." Though she isn't a doctor, she reportedly told the person who asked her to stop that it was for business, and then called that person an "enslaver," which, given the topic at hand, seems like an unfortunate choice of words, to say the least. (Also, Madonna has a Blackberry?)
Tim Alamo, the founder and CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters, is famous for his zero-tolerance approach to talkers and texters. That's why League has half-jokingly instructed managers of the Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country to not admit Madonna until she formally apologizes. (Here's a PDF of the letter.)
League commented in 2011, "I've nearly come to blows more than a few times over the years with rude customers over the same issue. When we adopted our strict no talking policy back in 1997 we knew we were going to alienate some of our patrons. That was the plan. If you can't change your behavior and be quiet (or unilluminated) during a movie, then we don't want you at our venue." He also turned one angry voicemail from just such a customer into a NSFW and hilarious PSA.