Buncrana Cinema responds to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ controversy

'Fifty Shades of Grey' goes on general release on February 13th.
'Fifty Shades of Grey' goes on general release on February 13th.

Buncrana Cinema has said the “real reason” they are not showing the movie ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is because it has not been made available to them by the distributor.

In a statement posted to their facebook page, a spokesperson said: “Unfortunately as a small community run cinema we don’t have the capacity to run 4 shows a day, 7 a days a week! Anything else you hear is made up!”

Reports that the film was ‘banned’ at Inishowen’s only cinema, which is located in the Church-owned St. Mary’s Hall, made national headlines on Thursday.

The cinema itself is closed until February 17th in order to accommodate their annual pantomime, which is being performed in the hall.

The film’s content, which is based on the best-selling novel of the same name, has been controversial and it has been given an 18 certificate.

Meanwhile, 3,500 advance tickets for the movie have already been sold at Derry’s Brunswick Moviebowl. It goes on general release on Friday, February 13th.