Alamo Drafthouse’s Austin, Texas, location first announced its plans for a women-only screening of one of the biggest female-led superhero movies ever.
“Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz,” Alamo Drafthouse wrote on its site. “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.”
While some praised the decision, a number of critics took to social media to say the policy is sexist and exclusionary to men.