A Dudley cinema has backed out of showing a Birmingham gangland film.
Showcase Cinema at Castlegate, pulled 1 Day as the ramifications of a censorship row between West Midlands Police and the filmakers Vertigo Films rumble on.
Odeon in Birmingham were the first to announce they were not showing the movie, which was released last Friday, after taking police advice.
And now Showcase have followed suit, by pulling it from Midland cinemas.
Karen Fox, general manager of Showcase UK Theatres, said: Showcase has made the decision not to screen the film 1 Day at its cinemas in the West Midlands region.
However, we are screening the film in our other UK locations.
Despite claiming they were not trying to censor the film the police have admitted a police officer had contacted cinemas criticising the film.
The film’s director Penny Woolcock, said: Censoring this film is short sighted, shameful and lets a lot of people down: Even if 1 Day did glamorise gun violence, which it certainly does not, I do not think it is the function of the local police to go round saying what films should be shown and which ones shouldn’t. She added: Let people decide for themselves.