2 hours ago
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Some good news
The Beach Boys concert and traditional 4th of July fireworks featuring the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic have been called off because Kirby Park got flooded but the long awaited Wilkes-Barre movie theater is up and running. They decided to skip the ribbon cutting grand opening Thursday because our local officials had more pressing things to deal with.
Hopefully the movie theater will act as business magnet similar to the Arena project in W-B Twp. I know it won't produce a boom on that scale and it shouldn't. The big national retailers are probably not interested in investing in a downtown location so it's up to small business. And small businesses are taking the chance. Over the last year several new ventures have either opened or are planning to soon. Including a book store in the Woolworth building, a dance club, comedy club, upscale billiard hall and several bars and restaurants.
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So if you want to see a movie in a state of the art facility you don't have to wander up to Moosic anymore. The grand opening was timed to coincide with the release of Superman Returns which is the story of an illegal immigrant who assimilates and becomes the champion of Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Thanks to Mark for the pic. He has a slide show running on his home page that documents the whole project.