Fahrenheit 9/11: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Moore's controversial "Fahrenheit 9/11" will expand into 286 additional theaters today. But if you're an interested moviegoer in Grand Island, Neb., or Marquette, Wis., you'll have to drive to at least the next town to view Moore's critique of the Bush administration.
Illinois-based GKC Theatres and Iowa-based Fridley Theatres have decided to not screen the film. Both theater chains, which were not in Lions Gate's original 800-theater distribution plan, are protesting the content of Moore's film. According to Fridley Theatres' Web site, the theater chain has received a deluge of e-mails, phone calls and letters, some praising the action and others criticizing it. But a statement from owner Robert Fridley said the company is not playing the film because it believes that "Fahrenheit" is propaganda.
"It has always been and will continue to be our policy to refuse to play what we feel are propaganda films, no matter the source. It was and is our feeling that 'Fahrenheit 9/11' falls into that category."