News 12 at 11 O'clock / Tuesday, July 29, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Dozens of kids who were excited to see a PG movie on Tuesday morning sat through Rated R previews for the movie "Sex Tape," local parents said.
Parents say they were sitting with their children ready to watch Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
"We go to the movies once a week up here to see these summer movies," said Kristin Martin, mother of three."[It was] just very inappropriate for children to see anything like that."
Parents say previews of "Sex Tape" rolled across the big screen filled with what they called inappropriate scenes and graphic language.
Martin said she's glad she changed her mind and saw another movie last minute with her three young kids.
"I would've been very upset and disturbed," she said.
Although, she said that what happened next door is still very real for her.
"My kids are not used to seeing anything like that," said Martin. "I would've tried to get my children out as soon as possible. I don't even watch stuff like that."
Below is the response from Regal Theatres via Russ Nunley, VP Marketing & Communications, Regal Entertainment Group:
We experienced a programming issue during one of our morning features at Augusta Exchange. The issue was quickly identified and corrected and we are evaluating the nature of the problem to ensure it is not repeated. Management also addressed all of our guests concerns and sincerely apologized for this unfortunate isolated event.