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Theater owner ditches 'Fahrenheit' film rating (PG-13 in Oakland, CA)
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Theater owner ditches 'Fahrenheit' film rating

By Bruce Gerstman


OAKLAND - The owner of the Grand Lake Theater, Allan Michaan, announced Friday that he is showing "Fahrenheit 9/11" with a PG-13 rating, rather than the R rating that the Motion Picture Association of America has recommended.

The manager of Lafayette's Park Theater, also owned by Michaan, said it will show the film with the same PG-13 rating. PG-13, which cautions parents about films that may be unsuitable for children under 13, gives minors more freedom to see the film without a guardian. The R rating on a film forbids anyone under 17 to see it without a guardian.

The recommended rating concerned Michaan because if Congress reinstated a military draft, teens would be most affected, he said in a written statement. Since January 2000, House and Senate committees have been considering the Universal National Service Act, twin bills that call for starting a military draft for men and women.

"It is our duty as responsible citizens in the business community as well as in the political sphere to allow young people access to as much information, opinion, discourse and debate on these topics as possible," he stated.
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  -Theater owner ditches 'Fahrenheit' film rating (PG-13 in Oakland, CA) stickdog  Jun-26-04 05:42 AM   #0 
  - Excellent! n/t  laylah   Jun-26-04 05:43 AM   #1 
  - America strikes back!  truthisfreedom   Jun-26-04 05:44 AM   #2 
  - You can almost hear the crescendo  The Backlash Cometh   Jun-26-04 05:52 AM   #3 
  - Que Viva! eom  struggle4progress   Jun-26-04 05:58 AM   #4 
  - While were at it, lets ditch the whole rating system.  ThePandaBear   Jun-26-04 06:19 AM   #5 
     - Finding more brave theatre owners would be a good start! eom  struggle4progress   Jun-26-04 06:40 AM   #6 
     - The R rating doesnt force parents...  Jack_DeLeon   Jun-26-04 07:10 AM   #8 
  - Hmm...  Jack_DeLeon   Jun-26-04 07:08 AM   #7 
  - Enforcement of the rating system is voluntary  TexasBushwhacker   Jun-26-04 03:00 PM   #13 
     - I know it is voluntary  ThePandaBear   Jun-26-04 06:51 PM   #15 
        - Do you really think THIS government is going to make a move...  Media_Lies_Daily   Jun-26-04 06:59 PM   #16 
  - I think the 'R' rating tends to attract the late teenagers.  TahitiNut   Jun-26-04 07:39 AM   #9 
  - He can do that?????  Garion_55   Jun-26-04 08:41 AM   #10 
  - When the DVD comes out in September...  onehandle   Jun-26-04 12:53 PM   #11 
  - Heard about it coming out on DVD this fall...  LiberalFighter   Jun-26-04 08:09 PM   #19 
  - I sent them an email  fishwax   Jun-26-04 02:06 PM   #12 
  - Children, I think the Great American Take Back Our Country  Eloriel   Jun-26-04 03:22 PM   #14 
  - I didn't know he owns the Laffayette Park Theater also  proud patriot   Jun-26-04 07:11 PM   #17 
  - Grand Lake Theatre Management is THE BEST  beam_me_up   Jun-26-04 07:39 PM   #18 
  - I grew up around the corner from this theater.  isa-lee   Jun-26-04 08:23 PM   #20 
  - Oakland and Berkeley are great!  beam_me_up   Jun-27-04 12:25 AM   #24 
  - Great place the Grand...  ezmojason   Jun-26-04 08:33 PM   #22 
  - Well, alrighty then!  Window   Jun-26-04 08:26 PM   #21 
  - There Is NOTHING to Justify an "R" Rating.  UTUSN   Jun-26-04 08:52 PM   #23 

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