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    (AP) A movie theater owned by Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller abruptly changed its screening plans and decided not to show the film "Brokeback Mountain." The film, an R-rated Western gay romance story, was supposed to open Friday at the Megaplex at Jordan Commons in Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Instead it was pulled from the schedule.

    A message posted at the ticket window read: "There has been a change in booking and we will not be showing 'Brokeback Mountain.' We apologize for any inconvenience."

    Cal Gunderson, manager of the Jordan Commons Megaplex, declined to comment.

    The film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is about two cowboys who discover feelings for one another. The two eventually marry women but rekindle their relationship over the years.

    The movie's distributor, Focus Features, said that hours before opening, the theater management "reneged on their licensing agreement," and refused to open the film.

    Gayle Ruzicka, president of the conservative Utah Eagle Forum, said not showing the film set an example for the people of Utah.

    "I just think (pulling the show) tells the young people especially that maybe there is something wrong with this show," she said.

    Mike Thompson, executive director of the gay rights advocacy group Equality Utah, called it disappointing.

    "It's just a shame that such a beautiful and award-winning film with so much buzz about it is not being made available to a broad Utah audience because of personal bias," he said.


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    Default Re: Utah theater pulls Brokeback Mountain.

    It's a shame it was pulled but it's a privately owned theater and if he wasn't comfortable showing it then that's his perogative.

    I'm sure there are other theaters in SLC showing the movie.

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    Default Re: Utah theater pulls Brokeback Mountain.

    Eh...a prude with an attitude...it's ridiculous that in this day and age anyone would get uptight about what is essentially a story about great love.
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    Oh yes, girl on girl action is so much more wholesome and acceptable, isn't it? I'm soooo bored with seeing two girls make out in films...just so someone can see two girls make out.
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    Default Re: Utah theater pulls Brokeback Mountain.

    Anyone seen this movie yet?

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    Default Re: Utah theater pulls Brokeback Mountain.

    Utah = Mormons

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    Exactly, and considering its UTAH, and to boot, a suburb of SLC, I'm not too surprised.

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    Default Re: Utah theater pulls Brokeback Mountain.

    Found out a few movie places outside the houston area wont show Brokeback Mountain. I called one theater and asked if they were playing it, keep in mind when you call to get show times an actual person answers - small town, the lady said "no they werent. too many complaints". How backwards is that. Get with it people.

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