Tennessee theater pulls 'insensitive' 'Gone with the Wind'

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“Gone with the Wind” is the highest-grossing G-rated movie of all time that isn’t animated.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AL.com) — A theater in Memphis, Tennessee has pulled the classic movie "Gone with the Wind" over concerns it is "insensitive" to minorities.

The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis dropped the 1939 film from next year's summer lineup after it said it received complaints after an Aug. 11 screening.

"While title selections for the series are typically made in the spring of each year, the Orpheum has made this determination early in response to specific inquiries from patrons," The Orpheum Theatre Group said in a statement. "The Orpheum appreciates feedback on its programming from all members of the mid-south community. The recent screening of Gone With the Wind at the Orpheum on Friday, August 11, 2017, generated numerous comments. The Orpheum carefully reviewed all of them.

"Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population," it added.

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