Nelson movie theatre not worth the risk

I am really tired of waiting for that someone who is supposed to step up and commit to losing a bundle trying

I am really tired of waiting for that someone who is supposed to step up and commit to losing a bundle trying to show first/second run movies and compete with all the 21st century forces we have out there.

Just like Josh Wapp (“Movie theatre needs a second chance,” letters March 28), I also saw and very much enjoyed blockbusters like the English Patient, Titanic and Mamma Mia. Only I watched them in the comfort of my home, videos rented locally from Reo’s.

From what I’ve heard and read, the Civic Theatre never really was profitable and was, at best, still needing subsidies from the city to keep operating. The fact that we’ve gone a year and a half without anyone stepping up to the plate and making it work is evidence enough to me that we need a different venue there.

Hey Josh Wapp, it will still be an art-deco facility, it’s just the innards that change.

As far as big screen events in Nelson, I’ve been to numerous Banff Film Festivals at the Capitol Theatre every fall that fulfill all the requirements I need for big screen shows. Can this city subsidized location not fill the gap movie fans require for those must-see events?

Donald Whitaker



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