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Alamo Drafthouse Launches New 'Don't Talk' Contest

Can you film the next Magnited States of America?

By Richard Whittaker, 1:00PM, Wed. Oct. 24, 2012

Alamo Drafthouse Launches New 'Don't Talk' Contest

It's a little sad that, in this day and age, we have to ask people to STFU in the cinema, but at least the Alamo Drafthouse has its famous "Don't talk, don't text" PSAs to help. Now they're looking for new ways to warn people to close their cake hole, with a $1,000 prize for the winner.

If you've been to a Drafthouse screening, you'll have had Patton Oswalt or R. Lee Emery or Michael Madsen politely asking you to please be quiet and turn off your phone during the show. My personal fave remains Clint Howard for Terror Tuesday, but it's hard to beat the famous Magnited States cultural phenomenon.

The 'No Talking, No Texting Film Making Frenzy runs until Nov. 21, and the rules are pretty simple:

Your video must have the “Don’t Talk or Text During Movies” theme.
Your video must contain the Alamo Drafthouse logo which can be found here:
Your video must be suitable for audiences PG-13 or under, no nudity or profanity.
Your video cannot have any violence or weapons present.
Your video should be no longer than 60 seconds in length.

There will be five winners from each major Alamo city (Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Kansas City and Winchester): They'll win a $200 gift card, and their PSA will screen in their local cinemas. Then a grand prize winner will be selected, for a $1,000 Visa card prize, plus their short will screen nationally.

You can read more details here and submit your 90 second lesson/warning to the rude here.


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