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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

October 17, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Oh, and about that cellphone policy . . .

I almost forget to mention the thing I liked most about Cinebarre in my post earlier today: the theater’s excellent cellphone policy. Before the movie, we were shown a short PSA which essentially said that cellphones and talking during the movie were not allowed, and that patrons who violated the policy would be “thrown out.” Shades of the Alamo Drafthouse, no? When I posted about the Alamo Drafthouse’s no-cellphones policy (and their very funny PSA, which used a voicemail from a patron who’d been thrown out for texting during a movie) a few months ago, many of you expressed the wish that there was a theater in Seattle with such a policy. Well, there is, and it’s got French fries too. Though the screening I went to last night was sparsely attended, I didn’t see a single cellphone. That would be Cinebarre, in Lake Forest Park (note that it’s a 21-and-over facility) — and no, I am not their paid spokeswoman, just a moviegoer who’s tired of little blue screens.

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