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Watch: Alamo Drafthouse Puts Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Abbott In His Place

By Oliver MacMahon | Indiewire July 24, 2014 at 4:07PM

Greg Abbott has committed the foulest of sins: The 50th Attorney General of Texas and Republican gubernatorial candidate talked in a movie theater. In this day and age, I thought we'd grown up a little, but no. This Texan politician shows us what we are: A barbaric nation where down is up and west is triangle. What are we? How can we go on? It's utter madness, I tell you.
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Greg Abbott has committed the foulest of sins: The 50th Attorney General of Texas and Republican gubernatorial candidate talked in a movie theater. In this day and age, I thought we'd grown up a little, but no. This Texan politician shows us what we are: A barbaric nation where down is up and west is triangle. What are we? How can we go on? It's utter madness, I tell you.

I'm not the only one concerned: Alamo Drafthouse, the Austin-based cinema chain, is just as hot and bothered by Abbott and his fellow theater-talkers. That's why it's been doing "the right thing" and releasing public service announcements for change. 

Watch: Richard Linklater Demonstrates How to Stab a Straw in the Brain in Alamo Drafthouse PSA

"The only thing worse than talking in a theater is a politician talking in a theater telling you to text," Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League said via a press release. "This isn't about where you sit on the political debate, it's about when you sit in a movie theater. At the Alamo Drafthouse, we believe in two things: freedom and quiet cinemas."

Watch: Jason Schwartzman Was Definitely Not Coerced Into Doing The Latest Alamo Drafthouse PSA

Check out their newest PSA and ask yourself if you are doing enough for the cause. Alamo Drafthouse is now encouraging movie lovers to take to Twitter to silence avid theater talkers like Abbot by tweeting #DontTalk. Pledge your allegiance today!

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