Campaign ad hits theater

posted by Michael Zoldessy on September 29, 2006 at 8:15 am

TWIN CITIES, MN — Much to the audience’s surprise, a candidate for county sheriff started running a campaign ad in one theater.

Going to the movies is the ultimate form of escapism — or at least it was until Friday.

That was when the curtain came up before the 7:30 showing of “The Illusionist” at the Highland Theater, and where there materialized a leading man so familiar to the St. Paul audience that some in the theater gasped at his sudden appearance on the silver screen.

It was former Police Chief Bill Finney. Seems he’s running for Ramsey County sheriff.

For more on this story, visit The St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Comments (5)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 30, 2006 at 4:22 pm

I think it is stupid for a theatre to accept political or religious advertising. They will be prime targets for law suits when the ACLU, Klu Klux Clan, and the American Communist Party come knocking at their door. They will then advertise or be forced to close for being what they really are. One-party fascists.

SpikeSpiegel6262044 on October 1, 2006 at 8:36 am

When I go to the movies, I don’t want to see this kind of drek. I always see it on tv, but I don’t want to see it in my theater. If I saw an ad for Lieberman, I’d walk right out without a word.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on October 1, 2006 at 8:53 am

Spike – i hope you mean any political ad……….

SpikeSpiegel6262044 on October 2, 2006 at 5:13 pm

Yeah, any political ad, sorry. One thing I don’t want is reality in my movie theater.

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