In what was supposed to be a celebration of women, Alamo Drafthouse offered several screenings of the film Wonder Woman that were advertised as for “Women Only.”
Unfortunately, the city of Austin received scores of complaints from male patrons, and two even filed official written complaints with the city. As a result, Alamo Drafthouse has offered a written apology to the city of Austin, acknowledging that they violated Austin’s non-discrimination policy by holding the screenings.
According to Missy Reynolds, Alamo Drafthouse’s director of real estate and development, even though the screenings were advertised as “Women Only,” they did not deny entry to any male who purchased a ticket.
Read Alamo Drafthouse’s official letter of apology to the city HERE.
The complaint filed asked Alamo Drafthouse to forfeit all the revenue earned from the screenings, and pay a settlement, although Alamo insisted they will change its social media policies, post an official apology on their Facebook page, share the letter of complaint with its staff, and offer the customers a Wonder Woman DVD.