Some "Wonder Woman" screenings at Alamo Drafthouse were announced for women only, and the move sparked controversy among fans.
The famous Austin, Texas, movie house decided to have screenings for women only since Wonder Woman was a feminist icon and came from a woman-only island, CNN Entertainment reported.
"Apologies, gentlemen, but we're embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," the announcement read, according to CNN. "And when we say 'People Who Identify as Women Only,' we mean it. Everyone working at this screening—venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team—will be female."
But some men didn't respond well to the announcement and took to Facebook to voice their complaints. The post on the Austin Facebook page had almost 2,000 comments, some of which were from men demonstrating why separating them from their superhero movies can be a dicey proposition.
"Apparently 'equality' is only selective nowadays ... How about a 'men's only' showing of a movie?" one person wrote. Some others agreed, but many also defended the theater's decision.
"I'm not sure why the uproar over a single-night event for women to see a movie that anyone (male or female) can see anywhere else the same night or any other night," wrote Jacinda Davis.
Commenters also praised the movie house's replies to many of the comments, which were respectful and calm but held their ground that they were doing the screenings to "celebrate the character and how important she's been to women."
The first screenings at Austin locations have sold out, and more are being added on the same night, according to the Facebook posts. "Wonder Woman" premieres on June 6.
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