Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Box stores not wanted
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Feb 2007, p. 6

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Dear editor,

It was with sadness that I read that the Georgetown movie theatre closed. I enjoyed going to the cinema and loved the fact that I could "pop in" on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for a couple of hours, eat some popcorn and enjoy a movie. I then turned the page of your paper, and, to my surprise, read a letter from Mr. Scolieri complaining about the lack of a "modern" movie theatre in town! What does he mean by a modern movie theatre? A big box building with a glittering entrance way, highpriced tickets, with noisy flashy games and fast-food concessions? I was wondering: why does Mr. Scolieri want to live in Georgetown, when he wants big box stores and the conveniences that a larger community offers? Georgetown will lose another piece of small-town life if the doors are closing on the cinema. My daughter and her friends think nothing of going to a movie in Georgetown-- it's convenient for them to get to and they can walk home when the show is over. In order for a town like Georgetown to maintain its smalltown charm, people who live here must use the services that local business people like Mr. Edwards offer to the community. And yes, Mr. Scolieri, a Home Depot in Georgetown is pushing it. We have a number of great stores in town, owned and operated by local people, and we do not need another big box store here. You should move to Mississauga or Brampton if that is what you and your family are looking for. You cannot enjoy "small-town life" and expect to have "big-city conveniences" at the same time.

Quinlan, Belinda
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Box stores not wanted