Report: Augusta theater shows children R-rated ‘Sex Tape' scenes

by: Taylor West Updated:

Parents were less than impressed when an Augusta theater allegedly showed a group of children scenes from the recently released movie "Sex Tape" instead of the kid's flick "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," according to the Augusta Chronicle.

Regal Entertainment Group said Tuesday it is investigating parents' complaints that the children, at the theater as part of its $1 Summer Movie Express program, were exposed to inappropriate material, including cursing and nudity.

"Sex Tape," the aptly named film starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, tells the story of a no longer hot-and-heavy couple that tries to bring the spark back by making a sex tape, which is accidentally sent out to all of their friends. The couple spends the rest of the movie undertaking a series of ridiculous endeavors to keep anyone from seeing the tape.

The film, which hit theaters July 18, is not suitable for children, as evidenced by its R rating.

"We experienced a programming issue during one of our morning features at Augusta Exchange," Russ Nunley, the vice president of marketing and communications for Regal Entertainment Group, said in an e-mail to the Chronicle. "The issue was quickly identified and corrected and we are evaluating the nature of the problem to ensure it is not repeated."

For more on the story, see the Augusta Chronicle.

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