Well it’s 2012 and I sure don’t see any signs of our theatre reopening. What to do for entertainment in Nelson? You can always stand down at the foot of Baker Street and watch the cars and cash heading to Castlegar to take in a movie, do a little shopping and probably have a meal at a Castlegar restaurant.
For a city whose newspaper tells its readers to shop and enjoy recreation in Nelson it sure doesn’t provide much incentive.
Think about it, you are a teenager, you don’t have a car so what do you do on a Friday night or any night for that matter for entertainment? What about tourists who are camping in the area particularly if they camp at Kokanee park where the gate closes at 11 p.m. it is unlikely that they would want to drive to Castlegar to see a movie. Some seniors either don’t have a car of are not willing to drive to Castlegar particularly during winter.
To see a movie on a TV screen does not measure up to seeing it at a theatre no matter how big your home screen may be.
Come on Nelson get with it, make a deal with the RDCK to split the cost of putting our theatre back together and then offer it up for lease to an operator. A city without a theatre is a city without a heart!
Sheila M. McCormack