Boycotting Regal Cinemas?

That’s the call to arms from Free Culture at NYU in response to last week’s arrest and charging of Jhannet Sejas for her 20 second video clip, which I wrote about here.

A number of their commenters seem to be of the same mind as ours, Twitch, and take the “she broke the law” stance. Personally I think that regardless of the law this was an excessive action and they at most should have asked her to knock it off, or perhaps asked her to leave. They certainly were within their rights to use the law at their disposal and call the cops.

As I am within my rights to refuse to patronize their establishments.

The theaters in our area to avoid, if you’re so inclined:

Regal Ballston Common 12, 671 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203

Regal Potomac Yard 16, 3575 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22305
(which sucks and has a typically rude clientèle anyway, so even Twitch should avoid this place)

Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14, 701 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Regal Bethesda 10, 7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814

Regal Fairfax Town Center, 4110 West Ox Road, Suite 12110, Fairfax, VA 22033

Regal Manassas Stadium 14, 11380 Bulloch Dr, Manassas, VA 20109

The full list of Virginia, Maryland and DC area theaters is on their website.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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