South Georgians steer away from "The Golden Compass" - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

South Georgians steer away from "The Golden Compass"

December 9, 2007

Albany -- A Sunday evening in the good life city means a trip to the movies for many who live here. "We had dinner earlier tonight and now we are coming to see a movie," said Paul Rouse. 

"Well me and my kids went to out to eat, went to church, and we went out to see a movie," said Felicia Hawkins.

But one flick that has many going the opposite direction is "The Golden Compass."

"'Golden Compass' is done average in comparison to all the movies playing such as 'This Christmas', 'Hit Man", and a lot of the other ones," said Carmike Cinema  Theater Manager, Shaun Brunson.

Even Carmike Cinemas have been catching some of the flack. "We've had a lot of calls from people saying we should not play this movie based on the author for the books of 'The Golden Compass' is a strong atheist," said Brunson.

"I've heard all the controversy about the religious theme. The guy is an atheist, and I am not going to support anyone who is an atheist," said Rouse.

"Me, personally, I wouldn't and I don't think I would let my kids watch it either," said Hawkins.

But is the friction built around the movie real or just a marketing ploy. 

"If he's going to put this out right around Christmas, its going to influence the parents. The kids are going to ask for the other books and than they will see all the atheism promoted. And I don't think its good," said Rouse.

"I think its just to help sell tickets," said Hawkins. 

Once you get to the front of the line. "Its there choice if they want to see the movie. And if they don't they can purchase tickets for another movie. We have other faith-based movies as well," said Brunson. 

And that is what many have chosen to do in Albany.

feedback: news@walb.com?Subject=GoldenCompass/DR

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Couple receives 2017 Tree Stewardship Award

    Couple receives 2017 Tree Stewardship Award

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:37:43 GMT
    The Strom couple received the 2017 Tree Stewardship Award. (Source: WALB)The Strom couple received the 2017 Tree Stewardship Award. (Source: WALB)

    An Albany couple is receiving praise for bringing life to their plantation through nature. Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful and the Albany Tree Board presented Kay and Walter Strom with the 2017 Tree Stewardship Award on Monday.  

    More >>

    An Albany couple is receiving praise for bringing life to their plantation through nature. Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful and the Albany Tree Board presented Kay and Walter Strom with the 2017 Tree Stewardship Award on Monday.  

    More >>
  • Call for foster parents, orientation Tuesday

    Call for foster parents, orientation Tuesday

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:26:50 GMT
    Now is the time to attend a foster parent orientation. (Source: WALB)Now is the time to attend a foster parent orientation. (Source: WALB)

    The number of foster children in South Georgia is sky high, but the number of foster parents is not. The Lutheran Services of Georgia are helping foster parents get started.  

    More >>

    The number of foster children in South Georgia is sky high, but the number of foster parents is not. The Lutheran Services of Georgia are helping foster parents get started.  

    More >>
  • Grill lighter cause of Ramsey Road fire

    Grill lighter cause of Ramsey Road fire

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:48:41 GMT
    Officials said the fire started in the bedroom of the home. (Source: WALB)Officials said the fire started in the bedroom of the home. (Source: WALB)

    A young boy is believed to have started a fire on Ramsey Road. According to the incident report from the Albany Fire Department, the fire started in the bedroom.

    More >>

    A young boy is believed to have started a fire on Ramsey Road. According to the incident report from the Albany Fire Department, the fire started in the bedroom.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly