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Video: Alamo Drafthouse Names 'Don't Talk & Text' PSA Winners

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Possum Box and Alamo Drafthouse
An "Unforgivable" entry won the Alamo Drafthouse's "Don't Talk, Don't Text" PSA contest.

If you've ever been to an Alamo Drafthouse theater, then you're familiar with the pre-movie videos telling patrons to shut-up and turn off their phone.

The short videos have often featured movie stars or famous directors or even former Texas Governors.

But this year the Austin-based theater chain asked its fans to produce some new "Don't Talk" PSA's.

It announced the winners this morning: 

"We ended up with 45 different entries to the Don't Talk / Don't Text Filmmaking Frenzy competition, with filmmakers from all over the country chiming in to give their best take on a PSA warning obnoxious people that it's super rude to talk or text during a movie. There were a lot of different fantastic ideas presented, and a lot of entertaining ways to tell people to shut up and watch the movie."

The super-duper, grand prize, First Place winner is an entry is called "Unforgivable" from the group Possum Box:

The Alamo also named several regional winners. You can see all of them on the Alamo website, but here's my favorite:

And for a little nostalgia. here's the very first "Don't Talk" PSA every done by the Alamo Drafthouse (including some potentially NSFW language and carnage):

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