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Geek Bar Will Boot 'Star Wars' Fans Who Spoil The Movie

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They posted a sign warning that customers who ruin the plot will be asked to leave.

Geek Bar isn't tolerating "Star Wars" spoilers.
Geek Bar isn't tolerating "Star Wars" spoilers.
Darcy Young

The folks at Geek Bar have been extremely stoked about the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," even offering customers a discount if they show their ticket stubs. But that's also forced the bar to instill a strict no-spoilers policy, so strict that they'll boot fans out of the bar if they ruin the movie for other customers. They even posted a sign on the bar's front door as a warning to guests who blab about important plot lines.

Bar owner David Zoltan said that he wants to ensure "all our geeks to enjoy the movie as much as possible." He admitted that it's a firm, harsh stance, but it's worth it.

"We don't want any of that joy to be taken away from anyone who comes in and hasn't yet seen it," he wrote via email, adding jokingly: "Of course, we fully expect all of our customers to comply without issue, and not just because we have swords hanging on the walls."

Policies like these aren't unusual. Remember Dion Antic's cell phone restrictions at the new defunct Harry's Velvet Lounge? Over in Boystown, Wang's posted a sign, that's since been removed, asking women to leave the cocktail lounge after 11 p.m.

Geek Bar's policy should remain in place for a short time after Christmas, and Zoltan wrote they may even break the spoiler embargo with a movie discussion at 6 p.m. on Dec. 27. There haven't been reports of any customers tossed. Disney released the movie Thursday night, and presumably most of Geek Bar's core customers, including Zoltan, were at theaters taking in the movie. But stay courteous this weekend, folks; it's the true path of the Jedi.

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