An article by Denver Post Film Critic, Lisa Kennedy, caught my eye this morning – read it HERE.
I couldn’t agree more with Kennedy’s discussion about “sprucing up” Denver’s Landmark Theaters. While at the Esquire, for “Man on Wire,” the roof in our theater began to leak, and by the end of the movie we had a miniature waterfall in the middle of our theater. The staff’s response was to put towels on the floor. Let’s just say the pitter-patter and eventually sloshing sound of water distracted from the enjoyment of the movie’s piano soundtrack (not to mention the intriguing plot).
Kennedy also believes lowering ticket prices would increase attendance. “Here, here,” I say, though I doubt price reductions are realistic. Denver’s movie prices are getting ridiculous. The last time I saw a matinee in Denver I paid the same as what a full-price movie costs here in Northern Colorado. Would lowering the prices increase attendance? Perhaps, but with Netflix in our mailbox and movie rentals at McDonalds, the theaters have more competition than ever before.
Lastly, the article states, “Denver ranks third in the U.S. for moviegoers per capita.” When you consider we have over 300 days of sunshine per year, I think third is pretty darn good. We have a variety of entertainment options in Colorado and many of these options involve taking advantage of the fun and healthy outdoor activities right outside our front doors.