June 29, 2004

Dominant emotion in theater? Fear
Boy, this is scary, if true - from a letter to the editor:

At a screening of "Fahrenheit 9/11," armed police officers took our ticket stubs. When I asked why they were there, they said they are present at every sold-out show -- but I have never seen them there.

At the end, as the credits were beginning to roll, the film was stopped and replaced by advertisements. Also, the theater manager was infuriated that people were passing out voter registration forms and had the police stop them.

To me, the atmosphere in the theater reeked of fear. Fear of a majority, fear of people expressing their opinions -- fears that we, as Americans, should not have to deal with.

- MM, Decatur

-via skippy.

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