Cancel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' at all Celebration Cinema locations

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Cancel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' at all Celebration Cinema locations

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Scott Ruth started this petition to Celebration! Cinema and

On February 14, 2015 a disturbing film is scheduled to be unleashed in the public square of our communities -- namely, the film 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. 

This is not your typical Valentine's Day romance flick. This film is based on a best-selling novel that has the internet buzzing because of its erotic content, earning it the reputation as 'mommy porn'. Fifty Shades of Grey presents pornographic material, romanticizes sexual abuse, and centers on the themes of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline/Dominance, Submission/Sadism and Masochism).

We are citizens of West Michigan, we enjoy movies, and we appreciate the entertainment services that Celebration Cinema provides. However, we also DO NOT want this film shown in our communities. This material is completely inappropriate for public theaters that serve a wide audience of viewers.

While we support Celebration Cinema's legal right to show the film, we also ask them to exercise restraint for the sake of those whom it victimizes or makes vulnerable. This is not about censorship, it's about serving customers and the wider community honorably and responsibly.

There are times when we all need to rally together and make our voices heard. Please sign this petition and tell Celebration Cinema that we sincerely and respectfully ask them to cancel all showings of this film at all of their locations.


For More Info:

Michigan State University study finds that reading Fifty Shades of Grey puts women at higher risk of eating disorders, binge drinking and abusive relationships

"Fifty Shades of Grey: The Danger to Your Daughter", by Miriam Grossman, M.D. (Board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist)

Planned Parenthood staffers caught on tape encouraging teens to read 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and experiment with BDSM

The film's producer wants to follow up the R-rated version with an even more explicit NC-17 version

Matt Walsh offers women 4 reasons to hate Fifty Shades of Grey

Why Meijer isn't stocking bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey that some have dubbed "mommy porn" 

Real-life Anastasia Steele warns of the dangers of a Fifty Shades style relationship after she becomes slave to an abusive lover

How 'Fifty Shades of Grey' deceives the public and why it's dangerous

Jamie Dornan visits a 'sex dungeon' to prepare for his role as Christian Grey in the film 

The 3 most dangerous lies promoted by Fifty Shades of Grey

To everyone who thinks 50 Shades is all sorts of awesome: Please, stop and THINK 


I signed the petition, now what?

Thank you! There a few quick and easy things anyone can do to take it to the next level.

• Call Celebration Cinema's corporate office at (616) 447-4200 and ask to leave a voice mail for Steve VanWagoner.

• Post a status update on Facebook/Twitter to say you signed this petition.

• Email a link to this petition to 3 other friends.

• If you attend a local church, notify your pastor about this petition.

Sign this separate petition to the executives at Universal Studios and Focus Features

• If you have a friend who owns the book, encourage them to consider trading in their copy of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for a free copy of 'Pulling Back the Shades' instead. Visit (0ffer available between Feb. 1-14)


For Questions about this Petition:

Contact Scott Ruth at

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This petition had 2,078 supporters