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Regal Cinemas Majestic Stadium's Screening Of 'The Butler' Causes Controversy With Reported Police Presence

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 Regal Cinemas Majestic Stadium's Screening Of 'The Butler' Causes Controversy With Reported Police Presence

 

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Police were present at a screening of "The Butler."

The Regal Cinemas Majestic Stadium movie theater in Silver Spring, Md. is in hot water after reports that the theater ordered an abnormally heavy level of police presence at a weekend screening of "Lee Daniels' The Butler."

A woman named Tiffany Flowers took to Twitter on Sunday to express her "utter disgust" at the treatment of movie-goers and to speak out against the police activity that seemed to be confined to the showing of "The Butler." She explained that the movie theater required patrons' tickets to be checked twice before they were allowed to enter the theater, where they were then met by a police officer who was directing their moves.

Flowers went on to add that armed guards faced the crowd as the movie played, before insinuating that the security choice was made because the movie drew a largely black crowd. "The almost entirely black audience of 'The Butler' was subjected to watching the film while armed guards faced the audience," Flowers wrote on Twitter. "Why?"

"Lee Daniels' The Butler," which tells the story of former White House butler Eugene Allen, performed well at the box office this weekend. The star-studded film brought in $25 million at 2,933 theaters.

While representatives at the Regal Cinemas Majestic Stadium did not deny the incident in a phone call with HuffPost Entertainment, they would not give an official comment on the police presence. Calls to Regal Entertainment Group were not immediately returned.

 

Regal Cinemas Majestic Stadium's Screening Of 'The Butler' Causes Controversy With Reported Police Presence

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by on Aug. 18, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Aug. 20, 2013 at 7:20 AM
1 mom liked this

You mean you didn't hear that large cracking sound where you were? It was hell freezing over. :)

Quoting candlegal:

I had to work yesterday and must have missed the pigs that were flying over my house over this.   :)

Quoting cjsbmom:

We may not agree on much, but I agree with you here. John Kerry is a disgrace to this country and I cringe every time I think about him serving as our Secretary of State. 

Quoting candlegal:

Thanks for posting that.   It is all out there.   some people refuse to see it.  I am proud of these vets for helping to make sure Kerry wasn't President.

Quoting prommy:

 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Of course, I believe the truth

Quoting candlegal:




kaylamom2004
by Bronze Member on Aug. 20, 2013 at 7:42 AM

So what???

massenberg
by Member on Aug. 20, 2013 at 6:41 PM
and why would something had happened ? have you seen the movie? no you need to shut up. its people like you that keep confusion always goin. get a life!!
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