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Who’s making a statement now?
The Movie Palace not showing the film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” because of Jane Fonda is a political statement. The State Theater’s showing of the film is more of a political statement because it counters the Movie Palace not showing said movie. Who is making this statement? Is it The State Theater board? Is it the groups that support The State Theater, such as the convention and tourism board or the Elizabethtown City Council? It certainly is not the people who donated their time and resources to refurbish and re-establish The State Theater.
The Elizabethtown area is and always has been special as far as the military is concerned. This is because of the number of veterans, retirees and active duty personnel who live here. This is why the majority of people in this area support Ike Boutwell’s ban on Jane Fonda movies. The picture of Jane Fonda sitting on an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi pretending to shoot down American pilots is offensive to most Americans. I met a young Marine on an air vac plane who had lost two legs, an arm and was blind. I wonder if Jane Fonda apologized to him or to the 70,000 families who lost loved ones in Vietnam?
I understand the movie makes a buffoon out of President Ronald Reagan. Do we really need this?
Should The State Theater be making a political statement?
Larry J. Hall.