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The Times Cinema extends running of ‘My Friend Dahmer'

Posted at 3:38 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 18:35:34-05

The Times Cinema announced it has extended its booking of the film, ‘My Friend Dahmer’ a movie based on the life of Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. 

The theater said on Facebook it will extend the movie’s booking through Dec. 7.

The Times Cinema was the only Milwaukee area theater to run the movie, despite the events taking place in Southeast Wisconsin. 

Marcus Theaters was scheduled to show the film, but pulled it because, “We did not feel it was necessary to revisit this time in Milwaukee's history."

The film's director, Marc Meyers, said on Facebook, “Even though we filmed in Akron, Ohio where the titular character grew up, it still strikes a controversial nerve in Milwaukee. Honestly, this was anticipated.”

Dahmer raped, murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys in the 1970's and 80's.

The Times Cinema was originally scheduled to run the film through Nov. 30.