Teachers accuse cinemas of exploiting kids

posted by danpetitpas on October 22, 2008 at 10:55 pm

NORWICH, UK — Teachers are accusing cinemas of encouraging children to play hookey on Wednesday when “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” opens.

The Vue cinema will play the film starting at 9 am. The theater manager said he wanted to be the first in the city to screen it.

At the same time, he’s offering the Coen Brothers' movie “Burn After Reading” for the parents who bring their children to the movie.

Education professionals are furious, insistinig it is irresponsible to show it during a school day and that cinemas are exploiting kids to make money.

Read more at Mail Online.

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Comments (4)

efriedmann
efriedmann on October 23, 2008 at 2:49 am

This doesn’t sound a whole lot different than a STAR WARS movie opening on a Wednesday in May with early morning showings. People are responsible for their own choices.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 23, 2008 at 2:55 am

As for the movie itself, it might break records this weekend at the US Box office, beating Saw V to the punch since “HSM3” will attract mostly teenyboppers and kids; the 8:10 showing at the AMC in Rockaway is sold out on Friday night.

markp
markp on October 23, 2008 at 10:22 pm

It is almost a foregone conclusion Justin that HSM3 will be number one this weekend, for 2 reasons. 1) almost every theatre playing HSM3 will have it on multiple screens, meaning more showtimes, (like the place I work which will have 3 prints) and 2) Saw V is rated R, so that takes away the teenage crowd.

MPol
MPol on October 26, 2008 at 3:55 pm

That sounds like a lot of baloney to me.

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