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Major theater chains refuse to show Bush assassination film.

But the country's largest theater chain, Regal Entertainment Group, has passed on playing the film, citing the subject matter as the primary reason. "We would not be inclined to program this film," Regal Entertainment Group CEO Mike Campbell said. "We feel it is inappropriate to portray the future assassination of a sitting president, regardless of political affiliation."
Texas-based Cinemark USA also has declined to play the indie film, corporate spokesman Terrell Falk said. The circuit, which recently completed its acquisition of northern California-based Century Theatres, will not allow the regional player to book the film either. "We're not playing it on any of our screens," Falk said. "It's a subject matter we don't wish to play. We decided to pass on the film."

Regal and Cinemark are to be saluted for exhibiting unusual backbone in a culture where anything goes.

Posted by Mutti at October 6, 2006 01:29 PM | TrackBack

of course by not showing the film, the movie house chains are "bowing to the right" ;)

Posted by: shira at October 9, 2006 05:19 PM