UPDATE: We heard from many folks concerned about this issue and now have an answer – the cancellation was apparently caused by a distribution snafu and the movie will likely be shown locally some time in the future.
Thank you to all who reached out with your concerns and we hope to see you at the first screenings in town!
A grassroots coalition of local groups concerned about the environment planned an event around watching the new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel, and then holding a talk about the movie. Imagine their surprise when the movie disappeared from listings in Bend without a trace!
Several folks pre-ordered tickets electronically.
Several contacted the theater for an explanation, locally and corporate, and still can’t get a straight answer.
It’s still playing elsewhere, like Portland, for example.
We’d like answers too. We’re getting really tired of all the coincidences lately.
Read the coalition email here:
The Community Conversation about Climate event, originally set for Friday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m., has been CANCELLED in light of the fact that the opening of Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, has been cancelled by Regal (even though many of us had already purchased tickets). As you know, the event was intended to be a discussion of the film following its advertised opening Aug. 3.
We don’t yet know the reason the film has been cancelled; we have been given various reasons by Regal, both here locally and nationally (slow ticket presales, a distribution issue, a local decision?). We are investigating this and will get back to you. Meanwhile, we are going to Regal on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7:15 p.m. (the time the film was originally set to show) to talk to the manager and ask for a commitment from Regal to show the film at a future date. You are welcome to join us in this peaceful conversation.
We encourage everyone to use the link below to give feedback to Regal. Let them know that this is an important film to you and that you hope it is shown in Bend.
Here is the link to Regal:
Also, locally owned Dudley’s Books kindly offered to have books available for sale at Friday’s event, and ordered extra copies accordingly. So if you want to buy a copy of the book (same title as the film and it is excellent), please consider doing so at Dudley’s. The books will be available by Friday.
We are all disappointed at this last-minute decision to cancel the film’s showing. It is unfortunate that we can’t seem to get answers that are consistent or make sense.
We will update you on any replacement event that we put together around the film. Please stay tuned.
Thank you all for your help in getting the word out.