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Don Cheadle Defends ‘Women Only’ Screenings of WONDER WOMAN

When Alamo Drafthouse announced a ‘women only’ screening of Wonder Woman, predictably, some men were mad about it.

Per the press release regarding the screening:

The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate than with an all-female screening?

Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying “No Guys Allowed” for one special night at the Alamo Ritz. And when we say “Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,” we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female.

So lasso your geeky girlfriends together and grab your tickets to this celebration of one of the most enduring and inspiring characters ever created.

After the ‘outrage‘, Alamo responded by adding even more screenings.

*Update* Alamo reached out to us directly and had the following to say:

“Obviously, Alamo Drafthouse recognizes ‘Wonder Woman’ is a film for all audiences, but our special women-only screenings may have created confusion – we want everybody to see this film.” – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Well today, actor Don Cheadle sounded off on the subject, saying the following on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/869559685652684800

https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/869564841454780420

The film hits theaters Friday and already currently sits at a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

What do you think of Don Cheadle’s comments about the ‘women only’ screening of Wonder Woman? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!

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