Alamo Drafthouse Officially Bans Google Glass From All Theaters
Movies: 1 | Glass: 0.
Still unnerved by the idea of people wearing Google Glass everywhere? If you live in Texas, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Virginia, or in New York City, there’s now a place you can go to get away from all that wearable tech: the Alamo Drafthouse.
Chief Executive Tim League made the company policy official yesterday in the typical way that companies now announce chances in policy — by tweeting about it:
— Tim League (@timalamo) June 9, 2014
The chain of upscale movie theaters is widely known for their sit-down restaurant atmosphere and their incredible commitment to theatergoing etiquette, particularly their strict “no talking or texting” policy. So piracy concerns aside, it makes sense for them to be a little more stringently anti-technology than other theaters. After all, you don’t want somebody interrupting the movie you’re watching with “Okay Glass, search for what other movies that one actress was in because I can NOT remember her name.”
But what about people who use Google Glass as their regular prescription glasses, like the guy who wore a pair to a movie theater back in January and got escorted off the premises by Homeland Security on suspicions of piracy? Yeah, you might want to consider bringing yourself a backup luddite pair just in case. The Alamo has kicked people out for way less:
- Can Google Glass solve privacy concerns with this augmented reality browser?
- Google to its Glass users: “Don’t be Glassholes”
- Homeland Security can be a dick to Google Glass users sometimes
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