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Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

Gadot bowed to Carter at the red carpet premiere of Wonder Woman in L.A. Thursday night, a playful homage to the woman who first brought the DC Comics heroine to life in the 70s.

The Alamo Drafthouse movie chain said this week it's "embracing our girl power" with women-only screenings of Wonder Woman at least two theatres in the US, but the move has left some men angry at being left out.

Despite criticism on social media, much of it from men, some such screenings are selling out.

The Drafthouse announced that it would add a second women-only screening and said it would expand those screenings to other locations, if possible.

"As a result, we will be expanding this program across the country and inviting women everywhere to join us as we celebrate this iconic superheroine in our theaters", which include cities like NY and Denver. And when we say "People Who Identify As Women Only", we mean it.




"We've never done showings where you had to be a man to get in, but we *did* show the Entourage movie a few years ago", they responded.

The Alamo theater operators fired back on social media, defending the screenings and offering some proceeds to Planned Parenthood.

"Alamo Drafthouse, will there be a male only screening for Thor: Ragnarok or a special screening for IT that's only for those who identify as clowns?" one Facebook commenter wrote.

Here's a story about a woman superhero, with a very feminist background and the film is made by a woman (Monster helmer Patty Jenkins). "So lasso your geeky girlfriends together and grab your tickets to this celebration of one of the most enduring and inspiring characters ever created".

"As a result, we will be expanding this program across the country and inviting women everywhere to join us as we celebrate this iconic superheroine in our theaters", the statement added, referring to plans to hold women-only screenings in other states.


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