Internet erupts over theater's 'woman-only' screening of Wonder Woman

In anticipation of the release of Wonder Woman, the Austin Alamo Drafthouse instated a woman-only screening of the film.

"Apologies, gentlemen, but we're embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," the announcement said. "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."

The announcement caused a stir on the theater's Facebook page. Many of the comments are now hidden, but BuzzFeed screenshot a few -- along with Alamo's quippy responses:

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Despite the criticism, the idea was a hit; it sold out almost instantly, and the Alamo added a second woman-only screening.

Alamo Drafthouse creative manager Morgan Hendrix said in a statement to Mashable:

We are very excited to present select, women-only Wonder Woman screenings at Alamo Drafthouse. That providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we're doing something right.

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.

Alamo plans on expanding woman-only screenings to their other theaters.

Check out photos of Robin Wright, who stars in Wonder Woman:

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US actress Robin Wright poses for photographers on the red carpet ahead of the world premiere of the television series 'House of Cards - Season 3 Episode 1' in London on February 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Ben Foster and Robin Wright attend the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 27, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Robin Wright and Ben Foster attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Robin Wright and Ben Foster seen at LAX on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Actress Robin Wright attends Lionsgate and Roadside Attraction's premiere of 'A Most Wanted Man' hosted by The Cinema Society and Montblanc at the Museum of Modern Art on July 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Actress Robin Wright attends Netflix's Academy Panel 'Women Ruling TV' at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 5, 2014 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 04: Actress Robin Wright attends the Los Angeles Confidential celebration of the Women of Influence issue on June 4, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Los Angeles Confidential)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 04: (EDITORS NOTE:Image converted to B/W) Actress Robin Wright attends Los Angeles Confidential Magazine and Cover Star Robin Wright Celebrate The Magazine's Women Of Influence Issue at SIXTY Beverly Hills on June 4, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 03: Actress Robin Wright attends United Friends Of The Children, Brass Ring Awards Dinner 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 3, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Robin Wright arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 29: Actress Robin Wright speaks during the 2015 MORE Impact Awards Luncheon at The Newseum in June 29, 2015 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/ FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 27: Robin Wright arrives at Netflix's 'House Of Cards' screening event held at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on April 27, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Robin Wright speaks on stage during the Women In The World Summit held in New York on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Robin Wright attends the World Premiere of 'House of Cards' Season 3 at The Empire Cinema on February 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: Ben Foster and Robin Wright attend the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 27, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Robin Wright arrives to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Robin Wright at the 'House Of Cards' Press Conference at The London Hotel on December 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0092 -- Pictured: Actress Robin Wright on July 23, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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