New York Theater Pulls "United 93" Trailer

by | April 4, 2006 | Comments

Although it will still open the Tribeca Film Festival this month, "United 93" has been deemed too unsettling to have its trailer shown at one New York theater.

Management at the Manhattan-area AMC Loews Lincoln Square 12 has pulled the "United 93" trailer after it left audiences upset. The Paul Greengrass pic, which depicts the events of the doomed September 11th flight in real time, is scheduled for release nationwide April 28. The trailer for the Universal Pictures film has been shown theatrically before films with a more adult-appropriate R or PG-13 rating, but its subject matter remains very sensitive to audiences in a still-reeling New York City.

From the AP: ""I don’t think people are ready for this," theater manager Kevin Adjodha said.

"One lady was crying," Adjodha told Newsweek. "She was saying that we shouldn’t have played the trailer. That this was wrong."

Universal Studios in Los Angeles, meanwhile, said it would go ahead with plans to show the trailer for the thriller, which is scheduled to open in theaters on April 28.

Adam Fogelson, Universal’s president of marketing, said the trailer would be shown only before R-rated movies or "grown-up" PG-13 ones.

"The film is not sanitized or softened, it’s an honest and real look" at the events of Flight 93, Fogelson told The New York Times in Tuesday editions. "If I sanitized the trailer beyond what’s there, am I suggesting that the experience will be less real than what the movie itself is? We as a company feel comfortable that it is a responsible and fair way to show what’s coming.""

Tag Cloud

Rom-Com Star Trek sitcom adventure vampires NBC FX GoT The Arrangement composers 2017 Starz technology Musicals AMC harry potter VH1 Esquire Thanksgiving Biopics Nickelodeon Watching Series Animation Lionsgate politics Holidays Pop Masterpiece Best and Worst VICE President Polls and Games Musical cooking CNN transformers zombie TCA 2017 GLAAD ESPN SDCC Red Carpet DirecTV USA singing competition Cartoon Network Showtime 45 Tomatazos 24 frames Photos Warner Bros. Podcast Grammys cinemax TCM psycho Freeform First Look Disney Channel Superheroes Action TNT Paramount E3 TBS Certified Fresh Winners Horror FOX Hulu SundanceTV TCA BBC America X-Men science fiction ABC Family E! Bravo sports Mindy Kaling NYCC The CW CMT Rocky IFC American Society of Cinematographers 2016 Country Disney DC Universe cops Kids & Family historical drama serial killer Countdown cats Reality TruTV Tumblr BBC crime drama Pirates dramedy Writers Guild of America comiccon APB war TV Land Super Bowl 2015 Infographic Ghostbusters BET supernatural CBS All Access WGN political drama Comic Book Lifetime Extras Fall TV Spring TV LGBTQ Logo Music Calendar TIFF Teen Sundance Cosplay MSNBC Set visit Adult Swim Video Games Toys travel Comedy Central CBS Ellie Kemper TV Syfy Marvel based on movie Marathons Nominations Sci-Fi Sneak Peek Premiere Dates Comedy Election ABC Mystery Trailer RT History period drama 007 Fox News Netflix Universal thriller History TLC boxoffice Valentine's Day police drama diversity YA Year in Review PaleyFest crime thriller Summer Oscars docudrama talk show Amazon Opinion HBO crime El Rey A&E Nat Geo FXX Reality Competition Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt biography ITV Box Office discovery Trivia Food Network OWN Dark Horse Comics GIFs Emmys Schedule Character Guide Rock Interview Mary Tyler Moore aliens Drama Star Wars DC Comics MTV Crackle PBS Fantasy Martial Arts Awards Winter TV social media