Orpheum Theatre pulls summer movie over racial concerns

Orpheum Theatre pulls summer movie over racial concerns

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An American cinematic classic will not be shown at Orpheum Theatre due to racial concerns.

Gone with the Wind, a film that set an Academy Awards record by winning eight categories in 1939, will not be shown as part of Orpheum Theatre Group's Summer Movie Series 2018.

The Orpheum released the following statement about pulling the film from the lineup:

"The Orpheum Theatre Group has decided not to include Gone With the Wind in its 2018 Summer Movie Series.

Gone with the Wind is a film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name. The story is set in the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. The film stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and Leslie Howard.

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