"We are trying to kind of go for edgier content here." said Mark Strube, who books films for the Neighborhood Theater Group.
Marcus Theaters was scheduled to show it but changed their mind, pulling it from any Milwaukee-area theaters.
Marcus Theaters released this statement:
"'My Friend Dahmer' is a limited release movie that Marcus Theatres chose not to play in the Milwaukee market. We are a family-friendly environment, and there are lots of great movies out this holiday season. We did not feel it was necessary to revisit this time in Milwaukee's history."
Some critics said Dahmer is portrayed as a sympathetic figure in the film. Others called it a true to the story of his life.
Dahmer raped, murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys in the 1970's and 80's.
"It depicts bullying and a broken family life and it shows part of what created Jeffrey Dahmer," said Strube