Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Will we still have a movie theater?
Beachboy Brad broke this story that our only movie theater is closing. I called them up to find out the story. I asked the person who answered the phone if there would be movies this weekend, and she said "maybe." I asked her if she could explain that, and she said "she's not at liberty to say" and told me the name of the manager to talk to, who naturally wasn't available. Something is going on, but it might not necessarily be the end. Zaldy told me the theater cancelled their advertising for the weekend. No one is confirming anything right now. Their website shows a gap and then something playing at the end of May. There is a lot of capital in that place to just write off. There hasn't been a big hit movie in a while, which might be a factor that along with our lousy, expensive power works to kill the place. My guess is that they don't completely vanish, but may open only on the weekends or something. That's just speculation. I've been to a few 4:00 pm shows over the years where I've been virtually the only one there. That has to be a money drainer. I would imagine the Indiana Jones movie next month creates some buzz. We'll see.