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about the movie rating system

Heritage Theaters was built in 2001 by Thomas Tsakalos of Tsakalos Realty Trust, as one more facet of Tom's dream and continued dedication to the community of Sandwich, MA. The Theater was built with Tom's own hands (and those of many others), and includes today's state of the art theater equipment, stadium seating for easy viewing for all patrons, and a deliciously assorted and fully stocked concession stand. It is Tom's hope that the town of Sandwich and it's surrounding Cape Cod towns continue to enjoy Heritage Theaters, a dream come true.

Hours of Operation

We are open 7 days a week.

The theater opens 15 minutes before the first showtime,
and closes 15 minutes after the last showtime each day.
Check our Now Showing page for showtimes.

Contact Information
Heritage Theaters, Inc.
280 Route 130
Forestdale, MA 02644
Map & Directions

Mailing Address
Heritage Theaters
P.O. Box 1
Forestdale, MA 02644

Business Telephone 508-833-7772
Movie Line 508-833-7777
Fax 508-833-7772
Email: Info@heritagetheaters.com


About the Movie Rating System

G: "General Audiences. All Ages Admitted."
This is a film that contains nothing in theme, language, nuditiy and sex, violence, etc. which would, in the view of the Rating Board, be offensive to parents whose younger children view the film. The G rating is not a "certificate of approval," nor does it signify a childrens' film.

Some snippets of language may go beyond polite conversation but they are common everyday expressions. No stronger words are present in G-rated films. The violence is at a minimum. Nudity and sex scenes are not present nor is there any drug use content.

PG: "Parental Guidance Suggested.
Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children."

This is a film which clearly needs to be examined or inquired into by parents before they let their children attend. The label PG plainly states that parents may consider some material unsuitable for their children, but the parent must make the decision.

Parents are warned against sending their children, unseen or without inquiry, to PG-rated movies. The theme of a PG-rated film may itself call for parental guidance. There may be some profanity in these films. There may be some violence or brief nudity. But these elements are not deemed beyond the suggestion of parentage guidance. There is no drug use content in a PG-rated film.

PG-13:"Parents Strongly Cautioned.
Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13."

PG-13 is thus a sterner warning to parents to determine for themselves the attendance in particular of their younger children as they might consider some material not suited for them. Parents, by the rating, are alerted to be very careful about the attendance of their under-teenage children.

A PG-13 film is one which, in the view of the Rating Board, leaps beyond the boundaries of the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, or other contents, but does not quite fit within the restricted R category. Any drug use content will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. In effect, the PG-13 cautions parents with more stringency than usual to give special attention to this film before they allow their 12-year olds and younger to attend.

R:"Restricted, Under 17 Requires
Accompanying Parent Or Adult Guardian." Photo I.D. Required

In the opinion of the Rating Board, this film definitely contains some adult material. Parents are strongly urged to find out more about this film before they allow their children to accompany them.

An R-rated film may include hard language, or tough violence, or nudity within sensual scenes, or drug abuse or other elements, or a combination of some of the above, so that parents are counseled, in advance, to take this advisory rating very seriously. Parents must find out more about an R-rated movie before they allow their teenagers to view it.

NC-17:"No One 17 And Under Admitted." Photo I.D. Required
This rating declares that the Rating Board believes that this is a film that most parents will consider patently too adult for their youngsters under 17. No children will be admitted. NC-17 does not necessarily mean "obscene or pornographic" in the oft-accepted or legal meaning of those words. The Board does not and cannot mark films with those words. These are legal terms and for courts to decide. The reasons for the application of an NC-17 rating can be violence or sex or aberrational behavior or drug abuse or any other elements which, when present, most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children.


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