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Megaplex won't show 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'

Megaplex won't show 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'



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A chain of movie theaters in Utah is balking at showing a movie with strong sexual themes. And some parents are upset at a movie mishap.

The movie "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" won't show at Megaplex Theatres when it opens nationwide on Friday. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Megaplex General Manager Cal Gunderson told The New York Post, "We feel it's very close to an NC-17 with its graphic nudity and graphic sex."

But already, the Post and others are questioning the decision as a double standard, saying Megaplex is showing the violent "Saw V."

The paper reports Megaplex is the only chain that has turned down the movie.

Meanwhile, some parents are furious over a movie mix-up.

Friday night at the Megaplex Theatre at the District, a big audience waited to watch "High School Musical 3: Senior Year."

Instead of the G-rated teen movie, they saw the opening minutes of the R-rated "Sex Drive," with nudity and bad language.

The Deseret News reports the theater managers switched one of the showings to a larger auditorium, but forgot to switch the movie that had previously been scheduled for the room.

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