Irate Movie Critic Calls 911 on Cell Phone Users
And this was at a screening for 'professionals'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 10, 2013 2:35 PM CDT
An irate movie blogger just called the cops after fellow moviegoers wouldn't cut it out with the cell phones.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A movie blogger irate about the use of cell phones during a Toronto International Film Festival screening called 911 to report the offense. At a midnight screening yesterday, FirstShowing.net blogger Alex Billington became increasingly annoyed by constant texting and emailing at a screening for press and film industry members. After first complaining to theater managers, Billington took the extreme step of dialing the police.

He said the emergency dispatcher laughed at his complaint—and he's taken some heat for not taking first responders' time seriously—but Billington took to Twitter to vent his anger. He claimed to be concerned that the movie, the horror film The Sacrament, was being pirated, and that "drastic measures" were called for in restoring moviegoing etiquette. "I'm just trying to fight the good fight," wrote Billington, "even if others don't agree with my methods."

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Scaramouche
Sep 11, 2013 3:21 PM CDT
And people give me shit for being a grammar nazi.
DarkFrancis
Sep 11, 2013 1:26 PM CDT
It's 911 in Canada is it?
bree_zee
Sep 11, 2013 10:57 AM CDT
Someone send this moron the definition of the word "emergency."