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AMC: No texting allowed in our theaters

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Don’t worry, cinema lovers: AMC Theaters will remain phone-free despite recent reports that the chain would begin allowing texting during screenings.

On Wednesday, AMC CEO Adam Aron told Variety that he was open to making some of their auditoriums “more texting friendly.” “You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone,” he said. “That’s not how they live their life.”

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Following the story’s publication, social media users — and Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League — expressed their disagreement, causing Aron to rethink his stance. “With your advice in hand, there will be NO TEXTING ALLOWED in any of the auditoriums at AMC Theaters,” he said in a statement released Friday. “Not today, not tomorrow, and not in the forseeable future.”

Read Aron’s full statement below.

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