Will your local movie theater show a movie that is "unrated" by the MPAA?

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Will your local movie theater show a movie that is "unrated" by the MPAA?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
This question has been on my mind because of the recent controversy over the movie Bully. I know my local art house will run just about anything, however I think the multiplex probably wouldn't screen a movie that is unrated.

Will your local movie theater show a movie that is "unrated" by the MPAA?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes
ghalik , Raigne , dv8
3  (8%)
No
Sammi , Kdlips , mistressg , Ansley , WetJenn , darthkitt3n , Taylor
7  (19%)
I don't know
PeaceToTheMiddleEast , LovesAPoet , JessCee , GONE! , wetone123 , Ghost , Beck , El-Jaro , Missmarc , hall5885 , unfulfilled , Various , padmeamidala , namelesschaos , hatman , Stinkytofu10 , Ice1 , sexxxkitten , Kiwi Green , richsam , Kithara , MamaDivine , sktb0007 , JackNit , chantalgiardina , mmmmm
26  (72%)
Total votes: 36
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04/12/2012
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Sammi Sammi
Unfortunately, they won't - neither unrated or NC-17.
04/12/2012
Annemarie Annemarie
There's an indie-ish theater that shows foreign and less-popular movies that will likely show it.

The larger mega-multiplex? You have to be kidding me.
04/12/2012
Kdlips Kdlips
i don't think so
04/12/2012
ghalik ghalik
Yep, all the time. I my local theatres and wish I could afford to support them more. Bully is currently playing at a couple.
04/13/2012
Ansley Ansley
Nope. They're all gigantic corporations, there aren't any independently owned theaters here anymore, except for the lone drive-in theater.

On a side note, I recently read an article that we need more AO (adults only) rated video games, and that's a bandwagon I can jump on!
04/13/2012
Raigne Raigne
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Nope. They're all gigantic corporations, there aren't any independently owned theaters here anymore, except for the lone drive-in theater.

On a side note, I recently read an article that we need more AO (adults only) rated video ...
Unfortunately, many game developers are reluctant to make anything that the ESRB would rate as AO, because Walmart refuses to carry any game with that rating.

On topic, our local theater will. The big box ones, no.
04/13/2012
Beck Beck
I actually have no clue. I haven't been to the movies for about 8 years now.
04/13/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I really don't know...nor care really. I only use ratings as a guideline. If it's G or PG, I will usually not see it. Then again, those movies aren't usually appealing to me either.
04/13/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I have no clue if the Cinemaplex a few towns away would show them or not. I don't pay attention to ratings. We go to the movies maybe once a year as a date.
04/16/2012
Various Various
I'm pretty sure they won't, but I'm not positive about that.
04/16/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
Quote:
Originally posted by Raigne
Unfortunately, many game developers are reluctant to make anything that the ESRB would rate as AO, because Walmart refuses to carry any game with that rating.

On topic, our local theater will. The big box ones, no.
GameStop won't carry them either, and as a company they are responsible for something like 40% of all video game sales. I'm not opposed to the ration but alot of the AO games (often from Japan) have some pretty out there themed that really don't belong on the shelves next to Lego Harry potter, but I wouldn't have a problem with them being sold elsewhere
04/16/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Quote:
Originally posted by Bex1331
GameStop won't carry them either, and as a company they are responsible for something like 40% of all video game sales. I'm not opposed to the ration but alot of the AO games (often from Japan) have some pretty out there themed that really ...
"A lot of the AO games (often from Japan) have some pretty out there themed"

Your confusing "AO" with "adult". AO is a rating giving specifically by the ESRB. There have been only 21 AO game in existence link. The "often from the Japan" thing is further confusing the issue as most aren't even from Japanese developers.

And it actually far worse then just Gamespot/other stores not carrying it, read that list above notice something? They are all PC games. Games are licensed for consoles none of the consoles manufacturers will give licenses to an AO rated game for North America distribution. For no other reason then this the ESRB ,necessary evil in it creation as it may be, is worse in its effect on creativity then the MPAA is for movies.

I don't know but depending on how wide you define local I'm sure I could find one but the nearest I doubt it.
04/16/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Im not sure
04/17/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
"A lot of the AO games (often from Japan) have some pretty out there themed"

Your confusing "AO" with "adult". AO is a rating giving specifically by the ESRB. There have been only 21 AO game in existence link. The ...
Someone please explain to me why this gets licensed for consoles without problem:

Starting Fatalities in Mortal Kombat (2011) [1080p HD] (PS3/XBOX)

while this is effectively banned:

X-Change



ETA: NSFW!!!
04/17/2012
WetJenn WetJenn
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
This question has been on my mind because of the recent controversy over the movie Bully. I know my local art house will run just about anything, however I think the multiplex probably wouldn't screen a movie that is unrated.

Will your ...
We live in a very small town
04/17/2012
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
The indie theaters, maybe.
04/19/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
I think they've shown an unrated film once, but I'm better off checking my indie theater for that sort of thing, instead.
04/19/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I'm not sure.
04/19/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
This question has been on my mind because of the recent controversy over the movie Bully. I know my local art house will run just about anything, however I think the multiplex probably wouldn't screen a movie that is unrated.

Will your ...
i have no clue
04/20/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
This question has been on my mind because of the recent controversy over the movie Bully. I know my local art house will run just about anything, however I think the multiplex probably wouldn't screen a movie that is unrated.

Will your ...
Not sure, never thought about this.
05/13/2012
JackNit JackNit
I don't know honestly I always thought that movies are rated r then when it comes to dvd stuff gets added to make it uprated. I don't think I've ever seen a movie that was undated in theatres.
05/14/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
This question has been on my mind because of the recent controversy over the movie Bully. I know my local art house will run just about anything, however I think the multiplex probably wouldn't screen a movie that is unrated.

Will your ...
i probably would but i guess it depends on the movie
05/16/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
i dont know
05/16/2012
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Unique posters: 23