Hillary and Bill Clinton were treated to a special screening of "Wonder Woman" in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday thanks to the movie theater chain that received flak earlier this year for hosting women-only showings of the film around the country.
Alamo Drafthouse specifically reached out to Hillary Clinton via social media after learning she had not seen the blockbuster hit celebrating female empowerment, spokesman Mike Sampson told the Huffington Post.
"She had seen the tweet and asked if the offer still stood," Sampson said. "We were happy to set up a private screening, for which they organized the guest list. We were obviously thrilled to have them as guests at our theater and they have an open invitation to return any time in the future."
In May, Alamo Drafthouse received public criticism from people saying the women-only events were sexist and anti-equality. But the theater chain defended itself by arguing it often put on special showings for military groups as well.
"Very sorry if you feel excluded," Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, wrote on Facebook at the time. "We thought it might be kinda fun -- for one screening -- to celebrate a character who's meant a great deal to women for close to eight decades. Again, truly, truly, truly, truly sorry that we've offended you."