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Leaving the SCV for a good movie

Posted: August 10, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 10, 2014 2:00 a.m.

I totally agree with Karen Kaplan’s letter to the editor, published May 26 and titled “Lousy films in the SCV.”

We need more movie theaters in the SCV.

Edwards Theaters cater to teenagers. I have not gone to a movie at either Edwards in a very long time.

It is a shame, but I have to leave this valley to see a good movie.


ricketzz: Posted: August 10, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Edwards and good cinema are polar opposites. A typical Hollywood movie breaks even and makes half its profit in the first week; otherwise the majors don't want anything to do with it. No sleepers, maybe a "blockbuster" from a reliable franchise. Corporatethink doesn't allow for development. They want Rasslin' Pictures with Wallace Beery.

tech: Posted: August 10, 2014 11:51 a.m.

Driving for art's sake. :-D

17trillion: Posted: August 11, 2014 12:48 p.m.

Sue and Ricketzz, thankfully you live in America and are free to open a business and make your fortune catering to people who want fine movies in SCV....all 4 of them! I was at Edwards this weekend and it was packed.

lars1: Posted: August 11, 2014 4:11 p.m.

The theater ticket sales only provide a babysitting venue for $15 plus another $15 for popcorn and a soda.
Most of the revenue for Hollywood movies comes in the DVD/BLURAY releases,
at $30 each. We share movies and watch at home on big screens.

Its been a long time that we have been to a teenage movie theater.
Not that enjoyable. We can see good live theater outside Santa Clarita for just a little more more, and a lot better dining experience.

chefgirl358: Posted: August 11, 2014 6:52 p.m.

Besides enjoying genuinely good food and atmosphere in neighboring cities that we prefer to spend our time and money in for entertainment and dining, more often than not we prefer to pay $5 to watch movies on pay-per-view where we can pause the tv and watch the movie at our convenience. We can eat what and when we want, get up for bathroom/misc. breaks, sit or lay comfortably on our furniture, rewind the movie if we didn't see/hear something, avoid watching previews, not have to worry about parking, not see/hear people on their cell phones, talking, etc.. These days it is really rare for me to actually go TO the movie theatre. It is so much more convenient and enjoyable to watch it at home. I'm sure with Netflix and pay-per-view, it's increasingly difficult for theatres to get people in at all, let alone for art films that the vast majority are not interested in seeing.

If anything, I wouldn't be surprised if movie theatres go the way of the dinosaur entirely in not too many years and everything just streams right to tv.

tech: Posted: August 13, 2014 1:23 p.m.

I share you preference for watching movies at home, chefgirl.

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