AMC Theaters Refuses Admittance to "The Aristocrats"

In a move described by co-director Penn Jillette as goofy and unfair, AMC Theaters has refused to book the raunchy comedy documentary "The Aristocrats." Claiming that the film seems to have "narrow appeal," AMC originally planned to play the film in Atlanta and Chicago, but then decided to avoid the engagement altogether.

Some say the movie's "unrated" status is what's keeping it out of the multiplexes, but AMC Chairman Dick Walsh had the final say, and, well, I guess Dick didn't like the movie.

So barring some sudden turn of events, movie fans, you might have to trek a few extra miles if you want to check out "The Aristocrats" when it opens on 7/29 (NY & LA) and 8-12 (limited). (And trust me, it's worth the drive.)

[Ed: Check out filmmaker Penn Jillette's letter of appeal in the Production Notes.]

Comments

CrazyGhost78

CrazyGhost78 CrazyGhost78

After hearing Trey Parker and Matt Stone's version of the joke, it really doesn't surprise. Hilarious, but disgusting.

Jul 13 - 09:05 AM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

Wasn't that a Disney film?

Jul 13 - 09:44 AM

Spike1967

Frank Cogan

Glad to see censorship is branching out more.
You all can thank Bush for this kind of stuff.

Jul 13 - 11:43 AM

The Mighty Musnud

Wesley Rice

Yeah, I heard that Bush called the head of AMC Theaters and had him pull the plug on this one

Jul 13 - 02:07 PM

filmmav

First Last

It is going to be better to see Stealth that weekend rather than The Aristocrats - yeah right.

Jul 13 - 01:32 PM

The Mighty Musnud

Wesley Rice

Yeah, I heard that Bush called the head of AMC Theaters and had him pull the plug on this one

Jul 13 - 02:07 PM

synergyred

Nancy Elizabeth

cgcbooks- Disney did make a movie a long time ago called the Aristocats (cats not cRats). Is that what you're thinking of?

Jul 13 - 04:40 PM

Thundaar

Paul Fairbrother

good.

Jul 14 - 07:54 AM

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