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May 19, 2013

Trying to keep the Twin open  To the editor: We have a dilemma!  Over 15 years ago we bought the Salem Twin Cinema and have financially subsidized it....

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notSocialist

May-19-13 6:25 AM

Sure not anything like "Earl Pitts, American", whose tagline is: "Wake up, America!"

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notSocialist

May-19-13 6:25 AM

Sure not anything like "Earl Pitts, American", whose tagline is: "Wake up, America!"

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notSocialist

May-19-13 6:26 AM

I will help with the projectors by going to see the new Star Trek flick, and pay full price instead of showing military ID.

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concerned

May-19-13 8:44 AM

Geoff Have you tried Washington? They seem to like to bail businesses that don't seem to be able to figure out how to make a profit. Another option would be to go get a loan like other businesses do when they need something vital to the operation of their business. A third option would be to reevaluate your business plan and make sure your are playing movies people want to see and then charge the proper admission price to see it.

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rpmwwe

May-19-13 11:27 AM

I haven't been in the Twin Cinema for almost 20 years. Last time I was there, there were some very noticeable maintenance issues and it was not a pleasant experience. I don't know if those issues got corrected since then, but during that time home theater technology has emerged and I see no reason to go to any theater and pay over-priced admission for nothing more than a filthy, broken-down seat and the constant distractions of kids whose parents use the place as an after-hours day care facility.

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Truth101

May-19-13 2:42 PM

Geoff, I have a novel idea. Aren't you a millionaire? Why don't you just write a check and pay for it.

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ladybug

May-20-13 6:59 AM

Close it down .

People can go to Boardman 'like they do for everything else.

Why waste your money on something the community don't support anyway.

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notSocialist

May-20-13 7:19 AM

"A third option would be to reevaluate your business plan and make sure your are playing movies people want to see and then charge the proper admission price to see it. "

I have talked to Mr. Goll about this. He says the Twin, not being part of a chain of theaters, does not get a choice of what they receive to show. I was hoping to see 'Atlas Shrugged' without having to go to Bored-man.

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ts1227

May-20-13 7:36 AM

What do you consider "proper admission price", concerned?

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concerned

May-20-13 7:43 AM

Well it is like anything else. You have to figure out what the cost of delivering a product or service is, allow for profit, include some for up keep and maintenance and then charge the appropriate price for that product or service.

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ladybug

May-20-13 7:51 AM

And if the community isn't supporting it ?

Then what.?It's apperant this is the case and has been for years.

Read the first sentence !!!!

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concerned

May-20-13 8:13 AM

Well Ladybug like other businesses do, if they are not making a profit they go out of business. That is of course unless you are living in a socialist society where everyone else is responsible for the failures of others.

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concerned

May-20-13 8:20 AM

Ladybug something else. Before a business figures out what they need to charge they first have to decide if the product or service they want to provide is something that people want. If their is no market there then the business is not going to make it no matter if the price is set properly or not. Another thing that determines success is the manner in which things are run. If they are run in a poor manner then that business is not going to attract the customers. Have you ever watch that show on TV where the Guy goes in and saves restaurants. Many things go into a business being successful.

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dds1983

May-20-13 8:53 AM

I agree with rpmwwe, I have not attended any showings in several years because of the condition and the cleanliness, not to mention the rude little imps using it as a hangout. I think Mr. Goll should have planned better for the changing technoligies. They didn't happen overnight.

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ladybug

May-20-13 9:27 AM

First of all > Why do we always have to bring politics into it ?

8 years of republican rule didn't accomplish much

2nd i don't need a lecture on how a buss operates.

3 rd this place has been losing money for yrs.Why else would he subsidize it ?

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ladybug

May-20-13 9:44 AM

This is another case of see what i did,

I believe his efforts would be better served with some ohter type of adventure.

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ladybug

May-20-13 9:46 AM

Why would he need a lease if he owns the bldg. ?

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ladybug

May-20-13 9:49 AM

Like dds1983 & rpmwwe .The condition leaves alot to be desired.

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concerned

May-20-13 10:03 AM

Lady bug says: First of all > Why do we always have to bring politics into it ?

I didn't bring politics into it. I just stated a fact. Under a capitalistic system, when a business is failing it is not the responsibility of the government or the village to make things better. Under socialism which is an economic ideal not a political one, the end result is not profit driven it is society taking responsibility for everyone else's short comings. As far as giving you a lesson goes, why do you ask questions if you don't want someone to inform you. I believe you asked me a question my friend. If you don't want answers don't ask me questions!!

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ladybug

May-20-13 10:45 AM

I still believe we operate under a capitalistic system .although the politics ivolved sometimes makes us think other wise.

Again i believe theirs efforts should be towards a more sustainning eneterprize rather than keeping something dieing alive.

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ladybug

May-20-13 10:54 AM

Wer'e fine,

Lets leave things go at that..

No problem

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questioner

May-20-13 11:05 AM

Last time we were there, years ago, no heat on in the winter, show didn't start on time as they told us they were hoping for more people, or would we consider coming back later--well, we never went back. Plus, it's just tacky (TACie??) to ask other people for money for your business venture--I assume you're not offering shares?

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ladybug

May-20-13 11:15 AM

Amen brother.

right on the money.

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ladybug

May-20-13 11:17 AM

Lets face it Salem needs to adjust it's buss, climate,

The days of the stage coach is over.Move into the 21 st, century.

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notSocialist

May-21-13 6:19 AM

Salem doesn't have busses. There are many businesses, though.

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