No MILK for Cinemark - Prop 8 Related Boycott

  • joggerva

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    Nov 18, 2008 2:39 PM GMT
    From http://www.nomilkforcinemark.com/

    The CEO of Cinemark, Alan Stock, donated $9999 to the Yes on 8 Campaign, but will now profit from showing MILK in his theaters.

    If 1,000 of us commit to see MILK at a competitor’s theater instead of Cinemark, at an average cost of $10 per ticket, that’s $10,000 of lost revenue.

    Boycotts work. A boycott of a Sacramento theatre company resulted not only in the resignation of a Yes on 8 contributor, but a public apology and donation to Human Rights Campaign! We can do this again.

    Cinemark also runs Century Theaters, CineArts, and Tinseltown.
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    Nov 18, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    Are any of those theaters in Virginia?
  • joggerva

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    Nov 18, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    None in Alexandria, apparently. We have one in Norfolk, but I would never go to that particular theater anyway... hmmm... any legal ways to prevent people from seeing it there besides word of mouth?
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    Nov 18, 2008 4:24 PM GMT
    picket the theater.....
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    Nov 18, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    See? Now THAT makes a lot more sense that "No Gays for a Day."
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    Nov 18, 2008 5:14 PM GMT
    You should also check out the corporate response posted on Pam's House Blend at http://www.pamshouseblend.com. Anytime someone uses 'sexual preference' in a corporate response statement, I know the sentiment is phony and that is what I think in this case too. It is simple, just don't go to a Cinemark theatre.
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    Nov 18, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    A link to find by zipcode a Cinemark/Century/CineArts theatre near you (to avoid (or picket!)):

    http://www.cinemark.com/theater_list.asp


    Thanks for the heads up, jogger! This is a huge chain - many theatres of which are in metropolitan areas, where a lot of the gays live! Maybe we should also boycott the theatre for the month of december with a larger goal than just matching the $9999 personally donated - the CEO only makes a percentage of the profit that the corporation makes... if we only knew what that percentage was, we could find out how much profit we need to prevent the corporation from making in total so that we could effectively say we've reclaimed the $9999 we had initially put in the CEO's pocket. icon_smile.gif

    But whatever.

  • vindog

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    Nov 18, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    too bad we have no indy cinemas in reno



    wait for netflix?

  • joggerva

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    Nov 18, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidpicket the theater.....


    Yeah, I thought about that, but the theater is at a mall, set back far from the road, with multiple ingress/egress locations on private property. Oh well.
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    Nov 18, 2008 7:53 PM GMT
    It's ok to say f*** you to Cinemark, just make sure you don't hurt the movie in the process. DO watch it when it comes out.
    I think we all can learn something about the story of Harvey Milk, specially now with all those bans having passed.
    We need to support gay-themed movies that make it to the mainstream.
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    Nov 18, 2008 8:15 PM GMT
    Ikaros saidIt's ok to say f*** you to Cinemark, just make sure you don't hurt the movie in the process. DO watch it when it comes out.
    I think we all can learn something about the story of Harvey Milk, specially now with all those bans having passed.
    We need to support gay-themed movies that make it to the mainstream.


    Absolutely - especially on opening weekend to get the numbers up which would then get other theatres interested in carrying the film in their region.

    FilmInFocus, the distributor (I guess), has the website up for the film with intent to build early support. If you're interested in getting a group of 20 people together, you can win a "prize pack."

    http://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/milk/groupsales

    Milk Website:
    http://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/milk/view

    And what looks like might be a place, in addition to fandango.com, to find out where the film might be playing close to you:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1013753/cinemashowtimes

    Film officially opens Nov 26th...
  • joggerva

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    Nov 18, 2008 8:31 PM GMT
    Ikaros saidIt's ok to say f*** you to Cinemark, just make sure you don't hurt the movie in the process. DO watch it when it comes out.
    I think we all can learn something about the story of Harvey Milk, specially now with all those bans having passed.
    We need to support gay-themed movies that make it to the mainstream.


    Oh yes, of course. Definitely see the movie - preferably at a locally owned, independent theater - if possible. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 18, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    An account of Milks assassination. Our own Diane Feinstein makes an appearance.

  • Koaa2

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    Nov 19, 2008 12:15 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing this, will pass it on.
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    Nov 19, 2008 12:37 AM GMT
    Hey Joggerva. Finally a decent thread icon_biggrin.gif. Thanks so much for letting us know and I'll be passing this message as well.

    Peace!
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    Nov 19, 2008 4:37 AM GMT
    joggerva saidFrom http://www.nomilkforcinemark.com/

    The CEO of Cinemark, Alan Stock, donated $9999 to the Yes on 8 Campaign, but will now profit from showing MILK in his theaters.

    If 1,000 of us commit to see MILK at a competitor’s theater instead of Cinemark, at an average cost of $10 per ticket, that’s $10,000 of lost revenue.

    Boycotts work. A boycott of a Sacramento theatre company resulted not only in the resignation of a Yes on 8 contributor, but a public apology and donation to Human Rights Campaign! We can do this again.

    Cinemark also runs Century Theaters, CineArts, and Tinseltown.


    This is what you do instead of 24/7 Mormon bashing!!

    Good idea...I think I will not go to any of his trashy theaters here in Az again...not that I did...but I wont now!!
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    Nov 20, 2008 12:05 AM GMT
    There are actually some Cinemarks here in Mexico City. Also, the only megaplex in Vallejo, CA is a Century Theater.

    I won't be in any of them for a long time.