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All quiet at the Alamo Drafthouse.

All quiet at the Alamo Drafthouse. (photo)

My heart skipped a beat upon seeing a post on Jim Emerson's Scanners blog about the Alamo Drafthouse's stern onscreen warnings to anyone who dares to talk during a movie at any of the Austin, Texas theater chain's locations. For those who have been to the Drafthouse or anyone about to make the pilgrimage to the upcoming Fantastic Fest, one must understand that the only thing more sacred than being able to drink a bottle of Shiner Bock with your popcorn at the theater is the cinematic experience itself. And since the Drafthouse staff is populated by aspiring filmmakers and film geeks alike, one of the best parts of that experience are the public service announcements that protects it -- the trailers made by staffers that always end by cautioning in big block letters: "Don't Talk During the Movie or We'll Take Your Ass Out." These trailers have come a...

My heart skipped a beat upon seeing a post on Jim Emerson’s Scanners blog about the Alamo Drafthouse‘s stern onscreen warnings to anyone who dares to talk during a movie at any of the Austin, Texas theater chain’s locations. For those who have been to the Drafthouse or anyone about to make the pilgrimage to the upcoming Fantastic Fest, one must understand that the only thing more sacred than being able to drink a bottle of Shiner Bock with your popcorn at the theater is the cinematic experience itself. And since the Drafthouse staff is populated by aspiring filmmakers and film geeks alike, one of the best parts of that experience are the public service announcements that protects it — the trailers made by staffers that always end by cautioning in big block letters: “Don’t Talk During the Movie or We’ll Take Your Ass Out.”

These trailers have come a long way since the days when the Alamo appropriated a clip from the 1973 thriller “Wipeout” for the trailer, showing a solemn Henry Silva heading up to a projection booth to gun down some rude mobsters in a movie theater. Nowadays, Michael Cera and Jonah Hill can be seen riffing on proper etiquette, George A. Romero will threaten the audience with being zombiefied, or worst of all, Chuck Norris will introduce his foot to your…well, you get the idea. While many of these trailers are still exclusive to the Austin area, we were able to find a few online that will give you a taste of how audiences are advised to keep quiet:

Fans of the doc “The King of Kong” will appreciate this trailer with “Donkey Kong” champ Steve Wiebe:

Danny DeVito was pursued by two Drafthouse patrons for his thoughts on rude moviegoers while signing bottles of his signature Limoncello at the Twin Liquors store in Austin:

One must know that video game pioneer and Austin resident Richard Garriott actually traveled into outer space, so he speaks from experience in this clip:

“World War Z” author (and Mel’s kid) Max Brooks finishes off some undead and promotes the Dismember the Alamo Zombie Film Festival here:

And, saving the best for last, here’s the late, great Texas Governor Ann Richards:

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