A New York City cinema has pulled the trailer for forthcoming 9/11 film United 93 after several complaints from distressed patrons.
The AMC Loews Lincoln Square movie theatre on Broadway withdrew the promo for the upcoming Paul Greengrass film, which tells the story of United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked and eventually crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2001.
A manager at AMC Loews tells the New York Daily News, “I personally received a couple of complaints. Some people were pretty upset. We pulled the trailer last weekend.”
One cinemagoer, Gloria Harper, who volunteered as a Ground Zero relief worker after the city’s World Trade Center collapsed, says, “I covered my eyes. I couldn’t watch it. I won’t see the movie. I mean we lived through it.”
Adam Fogelson, marketing president for Universal Pictures, who are producing and distributing the controversial film, explains, “The trailer is meant to give an honest sense of what the movie is going to be.
“We didn’t use any footage that people haven’t seen before, and we didn’t enhance it. It’s truly horrific. So we’re not shocked to hear that some people find it uncomfortable.”
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