AMC ditches texting in theaters idea: ‘NO TEXTING ALLOWED’

57
Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 0:04 AM

As news got out that CEO Adam Aron at AMC was considering — because “you can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their life,” Aron said — the backlash on social media was immediate.

AMC ditches texting in theaters idea: ‘NO TEXTING ALLOWED’

Sorry, you 22-year-olds who can’t live without it, you still won’t be allowed to text from AMC movie theaters.

As news got out that CEO Adam Aron at AMC was considering — because “you can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their life,” Aron said — the backlash on social media was immediate.

In The Star’s online poll, ninety-seven % of more than four hundred sixty voters opposed the idea.

And late-night indicate host Jimmy Kimmel wasn't a fan, saying, “This is love a national forest deciding to authorize bottle rockets to be shot off. Number texting in theaters was our latest remaining unspoken regulation as a society.”

So Friday morning, Leawood-based AMC Theatres tweeted reassurance that in-theater texting would not happen.

“This is an idea we've relegated to the cutting room floor,” Aron’s statement said. “With your advice in hand, there will be NUMBER TEXTING ALLOWED in any of the auditoriums at AMC Theatres. Not today, not tomorrow and not in the foreseeable future.”

Aron also went on to declare the company plans to spend more than $1 billion to enhance its theaters.

While the news has pleased those who complained, not everyone was pleased with social media’s power.

READ ALSO
These hospitals are doing something shocking: Giving refunds to miserable patients

These hospitals are doing something shocking: Giving refunds to miserable patients

So when patients are upset about a long wait in the emergency department, or a doctor'south brusque manner, or a snack that never arrived in a room, Geisinger is doing more than apologizing.

57
Sarah Palin: Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I'm

Sarah Palin: Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I'm

At the premiere of a film aimed at discrediting climate modify scientists, reports, the former Gov of AK and two thousand eight GOP vice presidential candidate, said Nye has number authority to criticize climate-change skeptics.

74
Germany lets prosecutor consider charges for poem about Turkey’s Erdogan

Germany lets prosecutor consider charges for poem about Turkey’s Erdogan

It’s another example of a clash in values between NATO allies that roils Turkey’s relationship with Europe in the midst of negotiations to stanch the flow of refugees from Syria and elsewhere.

68
How a fly could halt CA’s ivy invasion

How a fly could halt CA’s ivy invasion

Now, Agriculture Dept executive are finally getting prepared to draw the trigger, turning the fly loose on the weedy vine that’s infested shady parts of the Pacific Coast.

61