Movie cuts: Cache kids kept out of R-rated films all along
Herald Journal, 12 June 1999
Jeff Ewing is part owner of the Cinefour Theaters.
At the urging of President Clinton, the National Association of Theater Owners adopted a new policy earlier this week requiring teen-agers unaccompanied by an adult to produce identification with a photograph before they are admitted into R-rated shows.
But here in Cache Valley, owners and managers say R-rated movies don't do all that well - and two places, Scooters Theatre in Hyrum and Main Theatre in Smithfield, don't show R-rated films.
"The community in Smithfield is family-oriented, so we don't have a problem (with R-ratings)," said Main Theatre owner Marty Spicer. "It's not a real issue."
Leaders of the LDS Church, the predominant religion in the valley, counsels its members to avoid excessively violent and sexually explicit films.