Spoof Facebook page claims Drive-in theater reverses decision on showing “Beauty and the Beast”

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HENAGAR, Ala. – A satire page appeared Monday night claiming that the Henagar Drive-in had reversed its decision to refuse to air the latest Disney movie after much controversy and debate.   There does not appear to be any truth to that.

The spoof post was made to Facebook at approximately 9:30 p.m. By 10:45 p.m. Monday night the page was removed from Facebook.

A satire web page briefly appeared with the name “Henagar Drive-In” Monday. It claimed the drive-in was going to show “Beauty & the Beast,” which the drive-in owners had announced they would not do on Thursday night.

Upon closer examination, the “About” section of the Facebook page stated that it was a satire page.

The fake page for the drive-in web page says satire, but only after a person clicked on the Read More link.

Multiple news outlets, including WHNT News 19, reported the information before realizing the mistake.  We apologize for the error.

Henagar Drive-In Theatre owners originally chose not to air the film stating that the introduction of Disney’s first openly homosexual character conflicted with their religious beliefs.  The decision generated thousands of comments on social media around the world.

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