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LAPD Asks Mann Chinese to Cancel Simulcast of Jackson Memorial

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Fans hoping to head to Hollywood & Highland to watch a live simulcast of this morning's Michael Jackson memorial service shown at the Mann Chinese movie theatre--steps away from Jackson's Walk of Fame star--will have to make other plans. The venue has just announced that they are canceling the broadcast, according to a press release. The request to cancel this viewing opportunity came by the Los Angeles Police Department, "resulting from the overwhelming demand of individuals in the Los Angeles area to participate in the memorial service." Jonathan Dern, president of Cinedigm Entertainment Group, the company hosting screenings in dozens of US cities said: “The security of those in the Los Angeles area must come first. While we wish we could bring the service to more local fans, the right decision is to remove the Mann from our group of theatres providing this event." Screenings in Buena Park and Monrovia at Krikorian theatres will continue as scheduled.

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