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They DO give a damn: Memphis theater pulls Gone with the Wind after complaints that...

• http://www.dailymail.co, By JESSICA FINN

'Gone With The Wind' has been pulled from a Memphis theater after patrons complained the 1939 Civil War classic is racially insensitive. 

The Orpheum Theatre Group made the decision after patrons took issue with the screening of the movie starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara on August 11.

'As an organization whose stated mission is to 'entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves', the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population,' the theater's operators said in a statement according to News Ch. 3

The classic motion picture revolves around the life and hardships faced by Scarlet O'Hara during the war. It was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book with the same title, by Margaret Mitchell.

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