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Heath Ledger, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal, play cowboys who fall in love in 'Brokeback Mountain.'
SALT LAKE CITY â€” A movie theater owned by Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller abruptly changed its screening plans and decided not to show the film "Brokeback Mountain." The film, an R-rated Western gay romance story, was supposed to open Friday at the Megaplex at Jordan Commons in Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Instead it was pulled from the schedule.
A message posted at the ticket window read: "There has been a change in booking and we will not be showing 'Brokeback Mountain.' We apologize for any inconvenience."
Cal Gunderson, manager of the Jordan Commons Megaplex, declined to comment.
The film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is about two cowboys who discover feelings for one another. The two eventually marry women but rekindle their relationship over the years....
Engineer -- The papers are reporting this movie is going to get all the Oscars or Academy awards or whatever. I've read it's one of the slickest pieces of propaganda ever put out. I hope it totally bombs at the box office. (but that won't keep Hollywood from giving it all the top awards)