Tuesday, October 7, 2008

An American Carol: Ticket Fraud Reported by Production Company

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Theater Fraud?!?
"An American Carol" Getting Screwed?

Movie Production Co. Receiving Reports of Ticket Fraud

According to a spokesperson for Mpower, the production company for "An American Carol", there have been reports of ticket fraud over the picture's opening weekend.

Other irregularities have been reported as well, such as the movie posted with an "R" rating instead of the "PG-13" the movie received.

An "R" rating would limit younger viewers from seeing the movie and producers normally will jump through a few hoops in order to get a "PG-13" rating instead of an "R".

A website has been set up to investigate and take information from movie-goers who bought tickets for the right wing comedy, "An American Carol" and received tickets for other movies. According to the site, An American Carol/fraud:

We have had heard from numerous people across the country that there has been some ticket fraud when buying a ticket for An American Carol this past weekend.

Please check your ticket. If you were in fact one of those people that were "mistakenly" sold a ticket for another movie please fill out the form below. Hold on to your ticket so we can have proof.

If you have noticed other irregularities with the theatres in your area please let us know in the comment section below. For instance, Rated R film rating (when in fact we are rated PG-13), posters not being up, not being listed on the marquee, image or focus problems, sound issues, etc.

Please email us a picture of your ticket stub to fraud@americancarol.com

DBKP contacted Natalie Burkholder, who works at Mpower for more information and received the following email.

"I just spoke to the office (i'm remote at the moment) and there have been 20 separate reports of theater fraud. I will get details and let you know."

While 20 reports may not seem like many, the number of ticket-holders who didn't know, don't pay attention or didn't report is likely to be much high.

Todd Warner Huston at NewsBusters is also asking questions about possible ticket fraud:

An American Carol debuted this past weekend and there have been some disturbing reports that ticket sales for the film have been fraudulently credited to other films in cineaplexes all across the country. The rumors are so persistent that the American Carol folks have added a section to their website for movie-goers to report the fraud. The filmmakers are reporting that at least 10 theaters are being investigated for this fraudulent practice.

So, if you have attended this film and happen to still have you ticket stubs, take a look at them to see if you were credited with having paid to attend the right movie.

"An American Carol" is the rarest of Hollywood movies: it makes fun of the Left and liberals and celebrates America.

Predictably, it was slammed in reviews on Left-wing and MSM sites in the run-up to the film being released this past weekend.

On a personal note: In the cinema complex that this reviewer attended, outside of Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, "An American Carol" had a good audience, with most of the people in the line ahead requesting tickets to see the David Zucker-produced movie.

When new information is available, DBKP will have another report on the theater fraud.

by Mondo
image: buckeyeblog

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