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Re: “A Film Series on Architecture and Design Offers Public Forum on the Built Environment

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Re: “A Vermont Inventor Brings Us Selfie Toast

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Posted by Nathanielle Sean Crawford on 08/08/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “A Vermont Inventor Brings Us Selfie Toast

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Posted by Mike Ferlandium-FourtySeven on 08/06/2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Savoy Theater Announces "Drastic Cuts"

Well, actually, a good film is not just "freaking entertainment". that is part of the problem, that cinema is seen as such, even by film journalists. that is why there is very little about films in the arts section of our local papers, that is why there aren't serious articles about film events that do create an added value to the cinema experience. Take, for example, the Vermont International Film Festival coming up in a couple of weeks in Burlington. There You won't find popcorn and you will find filmmakers to talk to after and between screenings. serious papers like the New York Times write about films in the Arts section. they are treated with the respect that other arts get. But here, barely a mention, and when it happens, it's hidden away in a corner of an inner page. Or the films that get reviewed in listings are the main stream schlock. If you want people to go and have a cinematic experience (and for people not to forget that cinemas like the Savoy exist) then it is partly the role of film reviewers to educate and treat this medium appropriately.

Posted by Orly on 09/25/2013 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Savoy Theater Announces "Drastic Cuts"

I attend the Savoy fairly regularly and would really miss it. I do think that some community awareness is needed. I rarely know what is playing or anything about the movies unless I physically walk by the theater or a friend lets me know.

Posted by Sherri on 09/25/2013 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Savoy Theater Announces "Drastic Cuts"

I wonder if the SAVOY could also have an online on demand service to also market its niche films? This surely would help sustain the theatre.

Posted by Warren V. Vail on 09/25/2013 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Savoy Theater Announces "Drastic Cuts"

Unfortunately for the Savoy, human laziness does extend to the artsy community. Why travel, especially from parts less central, when the same movie will appear on Netflix or Hulu or another probably soon to be named film rental site?
Don't get me wrong, I love going to the Savoy, especially for a movie I KNOW will never appear in a theater around here otherwise. But the problem is that not all movies are The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Some are ok, but not really worth the trouble or cost of travel, or price of a ticket especially when that cost translates to a months rental at Netflix.
Perhaps the Savoy's attendance could be bolstered by making the community better aware of it's continued existence...I have been guilty myself of totally forgetting it's there. Also, participating in some other entertainment other than a movie might bring some business..perhaps poetry or a reading or other experience that would benefit from the acoustics of the theater instead of a school gym. I once went to the Savoy when a Marx Brothers marathon was going on..the place was packed for the day. Couple that with some support from the local dinner establishments and we have an entire evening of dinner, drinks and a movie..or any combination of the 2 or 3. I know that J Morgans has a package with the Capitol Theater that does exactly that...
The Savoy's day isn't gone yet..but a tweak is in order and perhaps a survey of perhaps unnoticed community needs.

Posted by Christopher Maloney on 09/25/2013 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Savoy Theater Announces "Drastic Cuts"

Just a technical point, but watching HBO/Showtime shows isn't that easy if you don't want to shell out for a big cable package. As far as I know, the only options are 1. Make an expensive monthly commitment to Netflix's disc plan, which Netflix has been trying to phase out for years. 2. Pirate or borrow somebody's HBO Go password. 3. Just buy all the discs. You cannot get these shows on Hulu or iTunes.
Piracy seems like the only rational course, and yes, any kid can do it. But it's not a sustainable model if we want cable networks to keep producing good shows. Something has to give. (If somebody has a better legal recourse, let me know — seriously. I'd like to catch up on "Girls" and "GoT" and see the new season of "Homeland.")
I go to Burlington-area theaters weekly and have experienced very little misbehavior compared with what I hear happens in big cities. When it happens, no doubt, it's extremely annoying. But there's also something cool about witnessing the collective response to a movie.

Posted by Margot Harrison on 09/25/2013 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Savoy Theater Announces "Drastic Cuts"

Get rid of the video rental. It is a dead business. You want the latest GoT? Get Hulu. Or Netflix. Or ask at 14-year old. There's a reason why Blockbuster is closed almost all over.
I wish the Almodovar had made it here to Burlington. Montpelier is just too far away, esp. if you rely on public transport or have to watch your fuel usage. For me, it is cheaper to rent it off OnDemand than to schedule busses or plan a rideshare that falls through.
I don't link going to films much anymore. The theatres are often dirty. The audience is all aglow with smartphones texting or Facebooking. Couples bring infants and small children to films like The Avengers or the latest slasher film. Last film I went to this summer at a megaplex in the BTV area, a woman six rows ahead changed her baby's diaper while Metropolis was falling apart.
Not the answer you were looking for. I don't have any suggestions for bumping up audience numbers.

Posted by greenmtbear on 09/25/2013 at 7:00 AM

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