Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

Of the 360 Hollywood films that have had budgets of over $100 million, 13 were released in 2017.

There's controversy over the new "Wonder Woman" movie.

Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination. Previously, for a horror movie screening, it had given its patrons gas masks and taken them out into the woods on a school bus. "How about a "men's only" showing of a movie or is that not how equality works?"

According to the Alamo, this is not the first time the chain has held exclusive screenings: "We're big fans of special viewings and have done veterans and active military screenings many, many times", the company wrote on Facebook.

Numerous comments under the theatre's Facebook post criticize the theatre for sexism, saying that "Wonder Woman is a film for all audiences that a wide variety of people would be interested in seeing".

"Apologies, gentlemen, but we're embracing our girl power and saying "No Guys Allowed" for one special night at the Alamo Ritz", the announcement read.

Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

The theatre said in a statement that it didn't mean to send the wrong message by introducing a women-only screening, and that it truly wanted everyone to see the film. The theater also pledged that every staff member working at the screening would be female.

"So, lasso your geeky girlfriends together and grab your tickets to this celebration of one of the most enduring and inspiring characters ever created".

In responding to a comment under its Facebook post, the Alamo suggested that more women-only screenings were on the way at some of its affiliates across the United States.

"It's sexist and bigoted", one Evan Johnson commented, though many others made fun of his over-the-top reaction.

There's no doubt the blokes outweigh the ladies in terms of role models in cinema, especially Comic Book Movies, however that's not to say we haven't seen some wonderful portrayals of females on screen.

Alamo Drafthouse is not a typical corporate movie chain. "Not to mention the fact that the legality is questionable given the Civil Rights Act..." said one Twitter user.

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