Summary Of Homescreen Theater

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A citizens committee, led by Johanna Sagel, were dismayed by the fact their local theater began showing advertisements of local businesses prior to the movie. Ms. Sagel stated the group felt as though the theater was manipulating a captive audience and then forcing them to watch the ads. According to the ticket stub, it states the movie begins at a specific time, and yet the picture does not actually start until 10-15 minutes after the stated time.

However, the owner of Homescreen Theater, Sylvia Ronalds, indicated the advertisements were necessary in order for the theater to hold concession and ticket prices at an affordable level. Even though the tickets stated a start time for the movie, they ran the advertisements and
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