It's come to this

Considering its film was from 1939, its portrayal of slaves and owners has not aged well, which hasn’t gone over so well with Orpheum’s patrons in the current social climate — specifically the events of Charlottesville. Patrons started to voice their concern about the film’s portrayal of people of color and the Facebook post from the event struck a polarizing opinions from commenters. Some were in support of the movie as a learning tool to “teach our children and grandchildren what is wrong with slavery,” but after careful consideration the Orpheum Board deemed the film as “insensitive” to its local population, which is 64 percent black.

“While title selections for the series are typically made in the spring of each year, the Orpheum has made this determination early in response to specific inquiries from patrons,” read a statement from The Orpheum Theatre Group.