Wow. What a retarded sounding bill. Most families aren't even able to get together and enjoy something like a movie until AFTER 7pm. Mostly due to children in school, parents at work, and other logistical issues every day. I should hope something like that wouldn't get passed everywhere.
Does the Philadelphia City Council not have anything better to do with their time? I'm all for the concept of banning children under a certain age from late running shows but that should be left to the theaters. No children under 13 for PG-13 and R films after 7pm would be sufficient.
That's pretty much it. Like most major cities, the power structure is designed to give mayors all the power. City Council has very limited power. About half of Philadelphia City Council never shows up to Council meetings since there really is nothing for them to do.
Kenney plans to run for mayor in 2007 -- it sounds like he's just trying to get his name in the news. It wokred.
Is this really something the government needs to be stepping in on? Telling people when they can attend movies at privately owned movie theaters? A theater making such a policy is one thing (and something I'd probably support, especially for movies where there are multiple screens have one be kid-free), but having the government step in here is a pretty strong move.
Well, hell, in that instance at least, tax dollars go to Baseball (about $19B worth).. last I checked, no tax dollars go to a movie theater.. though all movie theaters -pay- taxes, sales taxes, income taxes, property taxes, etc.
I say, let this be something the theaters regulate for themselves. Then patronize the ones with the policy you like.
(gotta run, going to start showing Blade Trinity in 8 minutes here)