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Cinemas a place to escape grim realities


To the Editor:

Last weekend I visited the Imlay City Cinemas to watch a movie. When I got there the cinema looked like the old Cinema III on the outside, but when I went inside it was like traveling to another cinema.

The place has really changed! They are using the latest state-of-the-art computers for issuing tickets, and then I noticed the many other changes. The walls have been repainted, new countertops installed, new state-of-the-art cash registers are in place and there's a new ceiling with new lighting by the ticket and refreshment stand. It's very bright and looks great.

As for the personnel, they are all dressed up in white shirts with black vests and black pants. It is quite a change from the former staff. It reminds me of when I was in the Navy—uniformity, all people dressed the same way and working together to get the job done like a well oiled machine.

Employees and the owner's daughter told me there will soon be a new sound system in the largest movie room, and a new digital projector is in the works.

All of the changes at Imlay City Cinemas are excellent or outstanding. And what didn't change is priceless.

I know the economy is tough, but as I watched the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams the other day he said "Due to the economy the best way to see other parts of the world or outer space, etc. is to go to your local movie cinema and for two or three hours let your frustration go and enjoy the show."

For a while we did not have a movie cinema in Imlay City and we had to go elsewhere to see any new movies. Now that the cinema has re-opened and the new owner and his crew are on board, we can go to Imlay City.

I suggest that everyone put some money aside for that trip to the Imlay City Cinemas and make it a family outing, a date with your favorite girl or guy, or something special. Let's all go to the movies and show how much we missed our cinema.

Ronald J. Kazmierczak, Mussey Twp.
March 18, 2009

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