Madonna Banned From Chain Of U.S. Cinemas

Madonna has been banned from a chain of U.S. cinemas after she was caught texting during a screening of 12 Years A Slave at the Walter Reade Theater in New York's Lincoln Center as part of the New York Film Festival.

The Alamo Drafthouse, which operates a zero tolerance on texting in their cinemas, has taken the decision to ban Madonna from all of their cinemas. "Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies," tweeted CEO Tim League.

He later told Entertainment Weekly that his tweet had been an "offhand joke, a spur of the moment 140 characters" adding that it was "more of a means to get the issue out there, that it is rude to text during movies." However, having seen the reaction to his tweet, he has made his idle threat a reality. "Now that it seems to have taken hold, sure, I'm going to enforce it," he said. "I'm serious, but I don't think it really affects her life that much."

12 Years A Slave stars Michael Fassbender and tells the story of a man's capture by slavers in Washington D.C. in 1841.

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