By M. K. Martin
Friday, March 30, 2012
LETTERS From M. K. Martin, Ryde:I went to the Commodore, Ryde last week. It cost me £2.50. I saw The Artist, the movie that won all the major movie awards this year, including the Oscar. It was great entertainment but there were six people in the audience and I was one of them. The good owners, who are committed to keeping a local cinema in Ryde open, are surely running at a substantial loss. We object to the closure of libraries, swimming pools, youth clubs and a dozen more local activities that we have taken for granted, but when this cinema closes, as it will one day, we will only have ourselves to blame.Come on, good people of Ryde. Turn off your tellies for one night a week — there’s nothing on anyway — and get out and recapture the way movies are supposed to be seen, on a big screen with proper sound. It wasn’t so long ago that we used to queue in the rain to see the latest movies and our favourite stars. Now they are fed to us through a tube, like draft porridge. We are fortunate to have a local cinema. Do you want to schlep all the way into Newport when the urge to see George Clooney overwhelms you? All we have to do is to make that nerve-racking decision to go out and enjoy ourselves. Take a friend, take the family, make a night of it. I'm certain that the owners of the Commodore, and the town of Ryde, will be grateful, and you won’t regret it.
Friday, May 24, 2013
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