Va. Theater to Remove Confederate Flag from Mural

May 19, 2010

A new movie theater in Fredericksburg is removing a Confederate flag from a mural after it received complaints.

The Muvico theater includes a Civil-War themed bar and the mural is painted on a wall of an outside seating area. The mural depicts a U.S. flag on one side, a Confederate flag on the other, and has stars, an eagle and other adornments.

Muvico General Manager Kris Knox says the idea was to depict the Union's and the Confederacy's separation and reuniting.

Knox says the theater received complaints about the Confederate flag before the mural was completed.

He says the theater didn't intend to offend anyone. The mural will be reworked with a Virginia flag covering the Confederate flag.

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