Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on February 26, 1980 · Page 49
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 49

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, February 26, 1980
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The Movie Rating System The movie rating system was started 16 years ago. It was started by a group of producers, distributors and exhibitors. The idea was not to rate movies in terms of whether they were good or bad. The ratings are an opinion that there might be some scenes, language or violence that parents might not want their children to see. The ratings are voluntary. There is no law saying that filmmakers, theater owners or parents must honor them. The ratings are done by a board, or committee, of seven people. They work full time at their jobs. The chairman of this committee appoints the other members. The members of the rating committee must be parents themselves. They must be able to look at films and try to "The Care Bear Movie" was a very successful G-rated movie. But there are not many 6 movies made today. Many producers try for a PG or R rating so they will attract a bigger audience. decide how they think most American parents might feel about these movies. The board meets in Sherman Oaks, Calif. After seeing each film, members of the board discuss it and vote on the rating. The majority wins. A producer who does not like the rating can edit the movie and show it to the board again to try to get another rating. Here's Inow i3*e 326 films tfeat the board reviewed were rated/last year: July 1984. Only movies that have been reviewed by the special board can use this rating code: G: General Audiences. All ages admitted. PG: Parental guidance suggested. Some material might not be suitable for kids. Parents should see the film or find out more about it first. PG-13: Parents are strongly advised to see the film or find out more about it first before sending any children under 13. Some material may not be suitable for young children. R: Restricted. Kids under 17 must be with a parent or adult. X: Kids under 17 not admitted I | PETER I PENGUIN'S. I Fit the movie words below into the loop. The last letter of the first word is the first letter of the second word, and so on. theater seat reel projector refreshments ticket TRY'N FIND fiom The Mini Page by Betty Debaaro o 1985 Universal Ptaa Syndicate Movie words are hidden in the block below. See if you can find: MOVIE, THEATER, SCREEN, FILM, USHER, SOUND, FOOD, DRINK, POPCORN, CANDY, REFRESHMENTS, CASHIER, TICKET, BOOTH, AUDITORIUM, AISLE, LOBBY, SEAT, ROW, REEL, MUSIC, MONEY. __ . REFRE- SHMENTSAJC DKF I LMQTMRBFVRA SOUNDROWOTOOME S T I CKETCNHOOOEH SDCANDYEETDVL I SAELRUYAHW I M U S I OEASGSEATEUSHER RETLLOBBYRDRINK NNIEAUDITORIUMO PoPcoRN AMD MOVIE GO TOGETHER. I X E TFNESR

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