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Chains yank Christian-funded movie

Sep 21, 2001 | 12:11pm EDT

Following last week's terrorist attacks, several movie chains have decided not to screen the Evangelical Christian production Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, which has an apocalyptic theme, the online entertainment magazine Inside reported Thursday.

A spokesman for General Cinema, one of the chains that has banned the film, told Inside: "Considering it has a theme of the apocalypse, and a scene of the Coliseum in Rome exploding, we felt the timing wasn't appropriate and could disturb some of our patrons."

Other chains that have balked at running the film include United Artists, Edwards, Pacific and Loews Cineplex. However, AMC, Regal and Cinemark say they no plans to pull it.

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