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Rated R

Date posted - March 5, 2013

Sheldon has an awesome theater in town. But why don’t they have some movies that are not R rated??? Would like to take my Grandkids and my Ladies that I care for to the movies at least once a week but all they have had is R rated movies. I’m sure there are a lot of movies out there that they could get to have at least one PG rated once a week.

— Char

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10 Responses to “Rated R”

  1. Mom of 3 says:

    Agreed! The last 2 times I have wanted to take my kids to a movie, there has been nothing appropriate for them to see!!!!!!!

    • Stuart says:

      several friends working with theaters around the nation tell me that the movie distributors are the ones who dictate what films are shown at theaters. Theater owners have some but little power over selection.

  2. Doug says:

    We have often wondered why this theater cannot tell you on Wednesday, what will be playing on Friday. Spencer’s theater has their weekend movies posted well in advance.

    • Concerned Citizen says:

      I agree with Doug 100%. They know that it is showing Friday and I like to make plans in advance. I would think it would be good business. But at the same time why can’t you ever get a hold of anyone there by phone.

  3. Mark says:

    Make the trip to Sioux Center. They usually have at least 1 PG or PG-13 film playing every weekend.

    Only other suggestion is to arrange a boycott or protest outside the theater until they agree to always have a PG film each week.

  4. Timmy says:

    Movie theaters are in business to make money, they bring in the movies that their parent company wants them to show because they make the most money. Yes it would be nice to have more kid friendly movies but why cater to a minimum of people who won’t make them anymore. Economics!

  5. matt says:

    Funny thing is if you look up the Economics of the movie industry they make the most money off the most family friendly movies. remember this includes more then box office receipts. Rated G movies bring in more then Rated R movies. the problem with looking up the numbers is that most sites list box offices earnings. this doesnt include DVD and merchandise sales.

  6. biker says:

    go to Sioux center or orange city. at least one g movie all times.

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  8. Rover says:

    There are other options nowadays … really great options that simply were not available even a few years ago.

    I would recommend READING to/with kids … for older people, I would suggest getting audio books especially for those of us who enjoy napping while listening to a narrator… there are good current audiobooks on, but there is an absolute WEALTH of excellent FREE audio content out there! The really great stuff, the CLASSICS are all out there in the public domain … so the libraries of audio content are out there and they are growing and growing, available on sites like Librivox …

    I do understand that it is the theatre experience makes a movie special, but I’m not sure that movies are generally worth the money … watching a movie in a theater IS indeed special, but the content out of Hollywood now is lowest-common denominator forgettable schlock.

    If you want decent movies in theaters … in Sheldon … keep posting messages like this one … repost the same message on Facebook, Twitter, every forum you frequent …cut-and-paste and repost every few months …keep using every chance you have to REMIND theatre owner that family-friendly entertainment will earn your business … otherwise there are other options.

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