Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the Editor...Cinema owner's kindness appreciated
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Mar 2007, p. 6

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Dear editor: There is another facet to all the testimonials sent in by Georgetown residents re: the closing of Cinemas 3, owned by Danny Edwards. I am a senior citizen on a fixed income and mother of a 39-year-old daughter with special needs. She looks about 15 and functions around a two-year-old's level. She loves going to the movies. Many of you probably don't know that Mr. Edwards makes special concessions for those with a disability and the Community Living North Halton staff or parents who accompany them. He does it quietly and with no fuss. Many a time he has tried to "wave" me and my daughter through. It has been greatly appreciated. Disability pensions are very low and I am sure that the closing of our local theatre has impacted greatly on the young people who frequently went to the movies as part of their recreation programs. Transportation out of town must add to the challenge of co-ordinating association vehicles and the cost, especially with the ever-increasing gas prices. I have taken my daughter to theatres in Brampton and most recently, the new one in Milton. I was told that there would be no reduced price for Christine; that she had to pay full adult price and I qualified for the senior's rate. Even when I asked management if she could be afforded the children's or senior's price, I was told no. So much for a little fancier theatre and big business! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Danny publicly for his generosity and understanding and to let the community know there is still some "small town spirit" happening here in Georgetown.

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Letters to the Editor...Cinema owner's kindness appreciated