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Arts council leads charge to save State Theater

August 2, 2013

(Editor’s note: The following editorial comes from Tupper?Lake Free Press Publisher Dan McClelland....

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Wilford

Aug-03-13 10:18 PM

The film and motion picture industry should be providing grants to the theaters and projection houses, not the USA Government. Yet another example of why we'll never pay off our debts as a Country.

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tupperlady

Aug-04-13 10:31 PM

They SAY they gave us a financial incentive towards this...but their VPF program's admission policies conveniently left out the small theaters, who they really wanted to drop. Our small population does not give them that much profit. It's unfortunate for them and their communities...it's said that up to 20% of theaters will close over this, mostly small town theaters.

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tupperlady

Aug-04-13 10:31 PM

They SAY they gave us a financial incentive towards this...but their VPF program's admission policies conveniently left out the small theaters, who they really wanted to drop. Our small population does not give them that much profit. It's unfortunate for them and their communities...it's said that up to 20% of theaters will close over this, mostly small town theaters.

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bjccd5

Aug-06-13 12:00 AM

Barking up the wrong tree in regard to financial support. Agree w/ Wilford again (wow, twice in the same day) the upgrades needed should come from w/in the industry. Don't hold us hostage believing anything different! Plus, how is that 'Next Stop Tupper Lake' campaign going for Dan??? Doesn't seem to back too many VIABLE projects these days....just observing and sayin'....His kid's Band ROCKS!!! to throw a cookie for the group! Double Axle was TERRIBLE!!!

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tupperlady

Aug-06-13 8:36 AM

Yes, the upgrades SHOULD be from within the industry, but the small theater owners are between a rock and a hard place because there are no programs open to us. It's unfortunate that we need to ask our communities for help. The best we can do is make our theaters accessible to community programs to enrich the lives of the people we serve.

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bjccd5

Aug-06-13 10:00 PM

Tupperlady; I feel your pain. But you small theater owners need to find a way to lobby AWAY from Government. 'Self sufficiency' is a business model and trend when you operate a 'for profit' business. You are part of the entertainment industry that makes multi-millions of dollars a year off of us and should be able to make it w/ out subsidies. Sorry for the logical concepts, but you small time Theaters need to understand the world we now (not 20, 30, or 40 years ago) live in. AGAIN, Sorry, but it is.. what it is!

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tupperlady

Aug-08-13 10:56 AM

Point taken...however WE are not making any profit from those multiple millions the film companies make...small theaters often are unprofitable but are there to help the main streets, and run by people who love to give to the community. I know this business model is not what it should be, but because of the choices we have been offered by the film companies, the only way to keep going is to ask for help. I just don't like to think of what our downtown would look like with an empty shell there. It's hard...I have to be resourceful...I know it SHOULD make enough money to make improvements but this one is way too much to swing! The residents of Tupper Lake will decide if they want their theater...I'm sure they do!

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