Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Reader saddened by loss of `small-town' cinema
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Mar 2007, p. 7

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Dear editor, Okay, I can kind of understand that maybe the teen who wrote about the town needing a movie theatre didn't understand that theatres are a private business and the town can do nothing about building one. But for Mr. Scolieri, (Feb. 2 letter) who I am assuming is an adult, I'd think he'd know better. I don't think the town can afford to keep a cinema like Milton's going with our population. As for there being too many grocery stores, I agree, but my taxes don't pay for them. And it's funny, but since I moved to Georgetown almost 10 years ago I have been going to the movies right here in town. Its the Cinemas 3 theatre which I have always enjoyed going to. The owner and the staff are a wonderful group of people and I am saddened to see in a recent issue of The Independent & Free Press that it may or may not be opening again. I am sure he has done his best to keep the newest movies coming, which cannot be cheap, but I fail to see the citizens of this town coming to enjoy them close to their own homes. Yes, it isn't fancy but it's a "local" business that this teen and Mr, Scolieri could have helped stay in business and employ local people. I have also been to Brampton on occasion for a movie that wasn't playing in town but I try to help local businesses as much as possible. In the age of DVDs it can't be easy to run a small-town cinema. One thing I find is that at the Cinemas 3 if people are acting out and disrupting the movie that we have paid to see the staff is more than will to let them know this is not acceptable and sometimes ask them to leave. This may not be acceptable by the teens and their parents but for those who paid our hard-earned money to see a movie it is appreciated. This brings me to the second point of Mr Scolieri's letter as he wants a Home Depot. You do realize that there is one and a Rona too, just 10 minutes down the road at Hwy. 401 and Winston Churchill? And we do have a local business called Home Hardware that I go to. Maybe Mr. Scolieri might also want to help this local business, with great service, stay and help continue to employ local people. Remember the town cannot build these things-- they are private businesses and I don't think our tax dollars should pay for them. As for the Cinema 3, if you do close Mr. Edwards, I will be truly sorry and saddened and thank you for your wonderful service over the years. Debra Hayes, Georgetown

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Letters to the editor...Reader saddened by loss of `small-town' cinema