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Old 02-13-04, 06:46 AM
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Passion of Christ in "Select Theaters"

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,111307,00.html

Saw this a minute ago on Fox News. Personally I dont have a problem with it. I don't think Gibson and Newmarket are keeping the movie away from Jews so much as targeting where he thinks the money will roll in the most from. This isn't discrimination, its demographics. Here in Cleveland, you can't find really spicey hot sauce. Why? Because Clevelanders are sissies when it comes to spicey foods. However in the south, they got stores specifically for Hot Sauce. Thats not discriminating against Hot Sauce lovers in Cleveland, its smart business. Sell where people are gonna buy.

But apparently the media thinks we live in Soviet Russia, we're a bunch of commie pinkos who are all exactly the same, and when you try to locate something to a key demographic, you are not trying to make money, you are trying to discriminate. Trying to keep Jews from seeing it so they dont get mad at Gibson for making the movie like it was written in the Gospels.
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Re: Passion of Christ in "Select Theaters"

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the rollout doesn't seem very select since advance tix in the DC area are available at:
- United Artists Bethesda-Snowden Square-Fairfax Town Center,
- Loews Wheaton-Rio-Georgetown
- P&G Greenbelt-Avalon,
- Phoenix Theatre Worldgate
- Regal: Bowie-Countryside-Ballston,
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Advance tickets are on sale up here in the frozen Redneck armpit of the northeast, so it can't be terribly limited.
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from the article
Gibson obviously thinks there's a potential problem in Chicago, where "Passion" will be on only two screens. Otherwise, Chicagoans will have to go to the suburbs.
Where did they get this info? The film's website lists 7 theaters in Chicago (the actual city, not the suburbs) that will have it on the 25th.

I call bullshit on that article . . .
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Select Theaters? Yeah right 2000 Select Theaters. This is getting one of the largest releases of an independent film ever. It will be playing in every big city in America, which is where the Jewish population is mostly located.
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Re: Passion of Christ in "Select Theaters"

Originally posted by Stu 17
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,111307,00.html

Saw this a minute ago on Fox News. Personally I dont have a problem with it. I don't think Gibson and Newmarket are keeping the movie away from Jews so much as targeting where he thinks the money will roll in the most from. This isn't discrimination, its demographics. Here in Cleveland, you can't find really spicey hot sauce. Why? Because Clevelanders are sissies when it comes to spicey foods. However in the south, they got stores specifically for Hot Sauce. Thats not discriminating against Hot Sauce lovers in Cleveland, its smart business. Sell where people are gonna buy.

But apparently the media thinks we live in Soviet Russia, we're a bunch of commie pinkos who are all exactly the same, and when you try to locate something to a key demographic, you are not trying to make money, you are trying to discriminate. Trying to keep Jews from seeing it so they dont get mad at Gibson for making the movie like it was written in the Gospels.
Very well said. Why not open the movie mainly where you think that it's going to make money?
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Since there are no black neighborhoods and no Jewish neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, I have no idea where the hell this will play.
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Doesn't sound select to me at all . . .
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Maybe they're just saying that so theater owners will feel special?

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The Avalon theatre here in DC will have post screening discussions on the 25th.

excerpted from www.theavalon.org

COMING SOON
Opening Wednesday, February 25

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST -- Mel Gibson's new film about the last 12 hours of Jesus' life.

Showtimes Feb 25 - March 4: 1:00 4:00 7:00 9:45*

Tickets now on sale at the box office.

Due to the controversial nature of this film, the Avalon is committed to showing it in a constructive, educational context. We are working with Jewish and Christian leaders to develop panels and discussion groups to follow select screenings. We will also display and distribute viewing guides and other material developed by religious organizations to help set the context for the film.

On opening night, Feb. 25, the 7:00 show will be followed by a discussion led by a panel of Jewish and Christian clergy. Details on this and other dialogues will be posted as they are finalized.

*on Feb. 25, the 9:45 show will be in the Avalon 2 theater.

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Our theater is selling advance tickets for it. They've never sold advance tickets for anything, not Star Wars, not Lord of the Rings, not Sorority Boys... nothing. This is in North Dakota, which has the third lowest Jewish population in the U.S. (450 in the whole state).
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Most theaters in Las Vegas who are screening the movie have been selling advance tickets for it for a while.

Is this film really going to be THAT big? The only films I have seen get advance tickets sold over a month before they come out belong to The Matrix Reloaded (hell, I bought my ticket in the middle of April) and all the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings films.
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Here are the Canadian theatres.

Source : Equinoxe Films (Canadian Distributor)
ALBERTA

CALGARY COLISEUM
CROWFOOT CROSSING 12
GLOBE CINEMA
PARAMOUNT CHINOOK
SC COUNTRY HILLS
SUNRIDGE SPECTRUM
WESTHILLS
CAMROSE DUGGAN
EDMONTON CITY CENTER
NORTH COMMONS
SC WEST MALL
SOUTH COMMONS
FORT McMURRAY McCINEMA
GRAND PRAIRIE GRAND PRAIRIE
LETHBRIDGE PARK PLACE
MEDECINE HAT TOWNE CINEMA
RED DEER PARK PLAZA
SHERWOOD PARK GALAXY SHERWOOD PARK

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ABBOTSFORD GRAND THEATRE
BURNABY SC METROPOLIS
SC RICHMOND CENTRE
CAMPBELL RIVER GALAXY THEATRE
CHILLIWACK PARAMOUNT
COQUITLAM PINETREE
SC COQUITLAM
COURTENAY RIALTO THEATRE
KAMLOOPS NORTHILLS THEATRE
KELOWNA ORCHARD PLAZA
LANGLEY COLOSSUS
MISSION SC MISSION
NANAIMO RUTHERFORD MALL
NEW WESTMINSTER NEW WEST CINEMA
PENTICTON PEN-MAR CINEMA CENTRE
PRINCE GEORGE FP 6 PRINCE GEORGE
RICHMOND SC RIVERPROT
SURREY SC GUILFORD
STRAWBERRY HILL
VANCOUVER CAPITOL THEATRE
DUNBAR THEATRE
PARK & TILFORD
PARK THEATRE
VERNON FP 7 VERNON
VICTORIA ODEON
SC VICTORIA
WESTBANK CAPITOL THEATRE
WHITEROCK CRITERION RIALTO

MANITOBA

BRANDON CAPITOL THEATRE
WINNIPEG GRAND PARK
KILDONAN PLACE
SC POLO PARK
SC ST.VITAL
TOWNE CINEMA

NEW BRUNSWICK

BATHURST APOLLO CINEMA
FREDERICTON EMPIRE 10 CINEMA
MONCTON FAMOUS PAYERS 8
ROTHESAY SHOWBOAT CINEMA
SAINT JOHN EXHIBITION CINEMA
WOODSTOCK ATLANTIC CINEMA

NEWFOUNDLAND

ST-JOHN'S STUDIO 12 CINEMA

NOVA SCOTIA

BEDFORD EMPIRE 6 CINEMA
DARTMOUTH EMPIRE 6 CINEMA
HALIFAX EMPIRE 17 CINEMA
PARK LANE
LOWER SACKVILLE STUDIO 7 CINEMA
SYDNEY STUDIO 10 CINEMA

ONTARIO

ANCASTER SC ANCASTER
BARRIE BAYFIELD
GRANDE
BELLEVILLE F.P. 8 BELLEVILLE
BRAMPTON ORION GATE
SC BRAMPTON
BURLINGTON FP 12
ETOBICOKE QUEENSWAY & ISLINGTON
GLOUCESTER SC GLOUCESTER
GUELPH GALAXY 10
HAMILTON UPPER JAMES CINEMA
KANATA AMC 24 KANATA
KITCHENER KINGS COLLEGE
SC KITCHENER
LONDON SC NORTH LONDON
MARKHAM FIRST MARKHAM
MISSISSAUGA AMC COURTNEY PARK
COLISEUM
SC MISSISSAUGA
NEWMARKET SC NEWMARKET
NIAGARA FALLS NIAGARA SQUARE CINEMA
OSHAWA OSHAWA CENTRE 8
OTTAWA COLISEUM
SOUTH KEYS CINEMA
WORLD EXCHANGE CENTER
PETERBOROUGH GALAXY PETERBOROUGH SQUARE
PICKERING FP 8 PICKERING

RICHMOND HILL ELGIN MILLS
SC RICHMOND HILL
SAULT STE.MARIE GALAXY STATION MALL
SCARBOROUGH COLISEUM
MORNINGSIDE
STE.CATHARINES SC STE.CATHARINE
SUDBURY SC SUDBURY
THUNDER BAY SC THUNDER BAY
TORONTO AMC 30 INTERCHANGE
TORONTO BEACHES
CUMBERLAND
EGLINTON CENTER
FAIRVIEW CINEMA
GRAND & SHEPPARD
MARKET SQUARE
PARAMOUT
SC YORDALE
SC YOUNG & ENGLINGTON
WOODBINE
WATERLOO GALAXY CONESTOGA MALL
WHITBY AMC 24
WINDSOR PALACE
SC WINDSOR
WOODSTOCK GALLERY CINEMA

P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN STUDIO 8 CINEMA

SASKATCHEWAN

REGINA GALAXY NORMANDVIEW
SOUTHLANDS
SASKATOON PACIFIC

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