Theater apologizes for horror film mixup

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The operator of the Holtsville theater that showed the graphic opening scene of a horror movie to an unwitting family audience apologized Friday and said it would work with the theater's managers to prevent a ... Full Story
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#1 Apr 6, 2007
Great another pointless lawsuit. The lingering effects, as soon as it happened you should of gotten up and left. Instead you sat there and exposed your child while you got a cheap thrill. I wounder if it looked like an emergency in the theater, did any one get hurt when the pulled there children out of the seats and ran out until it was fixed. Probably not, but hey a free voucher I'll take that. And most importantly if the kid is yours, then its really going to make your kid believe the movie.
Steve

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#2 Apr 6, 2007
I can't believe first of all, that National Amusements has the nerve to issue a basic "We're sorry this happened" statement. "The Hills Have Eyes 2" may be good entertainment for some people who know it's fantasy, but these children who were exposed to it will have nightmares for a long time. Please, someone explain to me, what good does giving away free passes do? Every time something bad happens at the movies, they think giving away movie vouchers will solve the problem...maybe a sincere apology is better.

I hope that if the children need counseling, the chain should do the right thing and foot the bill. If it's their mistake, let them make it right!
lucy

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#3 Apr 6, 2007
get over it people, it was a mistake, shit happens, stop trying to make a big deal out of nothing.
kco

Piscataway, NJ

#4 Apr 6, 2007
In the bigger scheme of things, this is nothing...and if you sat through it for ten minutes before complaining or did nothing and just sat there appalled until someone else finally said something...well what does this say about you? Why didn't you get up right away? We're always trying to blame everything on everyone else. Did it take ten minutes to ralize that this was not the child friendly fare you paid for? I don't think the theatre needs to explain anything further. It was a mistake. It happened. When someone finally got up and alerted management they fixed the problem and in my opinion offered reasonable compensation. Look within yourself and if you can honestly say that you didn't do something by accident that had an ill effect on someone else, then judge. Sheesh.
mike

Baldwin, NY

#5 Apr 6, 2007
this is ridiculous, get over it. Most kids see more violence in their homes everyday than in a movie. Learn how to be a parent and stop blaming everyone else for how your bastard children turn out.
trueknickfanblat ttt

Shirley, NY

#6 Apr 6, 2007
who cares its movie quit whining people damn

Since: Apr 07

Queens

#7 Apr 6, 2007
Seriously, it was an accident it's not like they did it maliciously or anything.
No, maybe free passes won't help kids from having nightmares but it wasn't done purposely.
hug a tree

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Apr 6, 2007
Steve wrote:
I can't believe first of all, that National Amusements has the nerve to issue a basic "We're sorry this happened" statement. "The Hills Have Eyes 2" may be good entertainment for some people who know it's fantasy, but these children who were exposed to it will have nightmares for a long time. Please, someone explain to me, what good does giving away free passes do? Every time something bad happens at the movies, they think giving away movie vouchers will solve the problem...maybe a sincere apology is better.
I hope that if the children need counseling, the chain should do the right thing and foot the bill. If it's their mistake, let them make it right!
**yawn**
STFU and stop b!tching already...it was a simple mistake.
Thanks,
Have a great day!
hug a tree

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Apr 6, 2007
My opion wrote:
Great another pointless lawsuit. The lingering effects, as soon as it happened you should of gotten up and left. Instead you sat there and exposed your child while you got a cheap thrill. I wounder if it looked like an emergency in the theater, did any one get hurt when the pulled there children out of the seats and ran out until it was fixed. Probably not, but hey a free voucher I'll take that. And most importantly if the kid is yours, then its really going to make your kid believe the movie.
..and this is coming from an AOL user.
James K

Bronx, NY

#10 Apr 6, 2007
OK, maybe it's just me but that's frickin' hilarious.
Lee3

Edison, NJ

#11 Apr 7, 2007
I can't even beleive that this is considered newsworthy.
It was a mistake, they happen. Everyone was given two free passes... get over it already.
Dave

South Salem, NY

#12 Apr 7, 2007
I agree with everyone who says it was an accident. We are still human. Mistakes will happen. Deal with it. Anyone who could sit there and complain about this should think about mistakes you have made in your own job and even in life. It's not that big of a deal. Get over it! I'd rather have the occasional human mistake then live in a computer run automated world that is safe from all mistakes (yeah, right).
Joe

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#13 Apr 7, 2007
What was little 3 year old Frankie doing out at 8pm in the first place .
Rich

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Apr 7, 2007
Good Point, If I was Frank Doll, one of the parents quoted in the story, I wouldn't be taking my 3 year old son to an 8 o'clock movie. That would be bed time in my house. Actually, now that you think about it, National also errored in running that movie so late in the day. Most people who would watch a G movie would be in bed before the movie ended.
WOODY from ST JAMES

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#15 Apr 7, 2007
lucy wrote:
get over it people, it was a mistake, shit happens, stop trying to make a big deal out of nothing.
EXACLLLLLY!!!! THANK YOU LUCY!!!!.... P.S. "I love you" LOL
WOODY from ST JAMES

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#16 Apr 7, 2007
kco wrote:
In the bigger scheme of things, this is nothing...and if you sat through it for ten minutes before complaining or did nothing and just sat there appalled until someone else finally said something...well what does this say about you? Why didn't you get up right away? We're always trying to blame everything on everyone else. Did it take ten minutes to ralize that this was not the child friendly fare you paid for? I don't think the theatre needs to explain anything further. It was a mistake. It happened. When someone finally got up and alerted management they fixed the problem and in my opinion offered reasonable compensation. Look within yourself and if you can honestly say that you didn't do something by accident that had an ill effect on someone else, then judge. Sheesh.
PERFECT!!!! THANK YOU!!!!
maggie

Calabash, NC

#17 Apr 7, 2007
all the unemployed lawyers look for a frivilous lawsuit such as this so get ready... can imagine how many will get on the bandwagon for this one

also the comment supposedly passed by a 3 year old boy (yes I agree about him being at the 8:00 showing) is absolutely mind boggling..

Who says America is NOT a land of opportunity...
We should be "America land of frivilous lawsuits".

It was a mistake!!!!!!!
JWB

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#18 Apr 7, 2007
Cinema 16 is a family theater, I go there quite often. The people who work there are nice folks...big deal, a mistake was made and they tried to make good. Once the media got wind of it , they blow it up into a big deal, over nothing. I'll bet the lawyers are next looking for their big bucks..
ICE GIRLS HORROR

Shoreham, NY

#19 Apr 7, 2007
What happen with those Ice girls in a middle of a play get 200 + comments, most of them said blaming the ice girl and given the reason to the player, who has the right to be e ZXCCH!! Just because he is *famous player* get more money that the girl? Come on people this lack of values suck. All these rude and uneducated players suck, and people that support them in they behave suck. America is always cheer and understand famous people for unreasonable behaviors, crimes, drug use, even for stole money (like Martha Steward and more) and showing compassion for dirty people just because they have MONEYYYYYYY and if you have you are allow to be a jerk, a dirty men or women and SHOW your MONEY.
What do you think? I agree with people that said this is a mistake, just let it go, or do you want to sue? Probably you, your wife and your children know more and see more violence in your TV show that this. If not what is wrong with you that has been there for more that 10 minutes, before react?
GET OVER IT

AOL

#20 Apr 7, 2007
IS LONG ISLAND SO FING UPTIGHT AND BORED THAT THIS IS TOP NEWS GIVE ME A BREAK

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