Friday, April 18, 2008

214. Hollywood Theatre

If you want to express your opinion on the closure of the local Hollywood Theatre, you may be able to e-mail comments to .

Perhaps the poor attendance by movie-goers is caused by the quality and selection of films as much as (or more than) the dwindling availablity of disposable income. I think with better movies there might be higher attendance numbers. I wanted to go last night just to support the movie theatre, but I had absolutely no desire to see any of the movies listed. Certainly as we head into the hotter months of July and August, we'll all be craving a cool afternoon spot with a bit of entertainment.


lil_hammerhead said...

I think we need to be honest with ourselves Jane.. "the best" are usually not the most popular. The most popular sells the most. Hence the continued existence of Power 99 FM for example.

Saipan Writer said...

True, lil, but then I'd say the movie theatre needs to find "more popular" movies to show here. Movies not necessarily popular elsewhere, but what people want to see here. After all, better "quality" movies is a subjective measure in some regards.

Ruth Tighe circulated a newsclipping that Wallace Theatres are shutting down theatres in other locations as well. They want larger theatres, ones that have 12 or more movies showing at one time.

To a certain extent, that seems excessive. But it does make some sense-you build a movie-going public when you know that there are enough options that something will appeal to practically everyone.

Whatever the approach, I'd like to see Saipan with a movie theatre.