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by Indiewire
March 20, 2013 9:58 AM
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Watch (NSFW): James Franco Wants to Eat His Fried Pickles and Watch His Movie in Peace, Goddammit!

The Alamo Drafthouse, based in Austin, is infamous for not being kind to those who text or otherwise use their phones during movies (Exhibits A and B).

Plenty of celebs have loaned their support for the Drafthouse's campaign against movie disruption, and today, James Franco's name will be added to that list.

When in town for the SXSW Film Festival screening of "Spring Breakers," Franco spouted off all of the foods he loves to nosh on when taking in a film at the Alamo (including fried pickles), and begged us all to keep our phone screens away and to stay off of Instagram!

"Spring Breakers" is the first in the Drafthouse's new Drafthouse Recommends series, which puts the spotlight on new first-run films coming through the theater chain.

Here's the Franco spot (and keep your volume down if you're at work):

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2 Comments

  • Kipp | March 20, 2013 11:45 AMReply

    At a show I attended, a comedian who heard someone's phone ringing in the audience, jumped off the stage and found the offender. Very sweetly he started chatting her up and asked for her phone number for "after the show." She looked embarrassed, but whispered it into his ear. He went back up on the stage, walked off and came back with a cell phone held to his ear. When the same girl's cell phone went off in the audience and she answered it he screamed into his phone "TURN OFF YOUR F*@&ING CELL PHONE!" Maybe it was staged, but it was effective. Watch the show, let everyone else watch the show and stop putting on your own!

  • katy kern | March 20, 2013 10:12 AMReply

    I agree totally with James Franco, and audience should put away their phones and enjoy the movie. However, last night at film festival I was attending as press, the front row (who consisted of producers, actors, director and their friends) had a variety of patrons on their phones FOR THE ENTIRE FILM! This was for a WORLD PREMIERE film presentation. If the people who work on the film and their friends can't respect the patrons in the theatre, what does that say about filmmakers and people in the movie biz?
    So, EVERYONE should listen to James Franco!! Thank you :-)