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Remember Movies?   1 comment

Posted at 10:22 pm in commentary

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As has been mentioned in Have Your Say several times today, Regal is re-closing its theaters Thursday after having reopened them (where it could) a month or so ago. The reason is pretty simple really: No Movies.

After the pulling of Wonder Woman, Black Widow, and as the last straw, James Bond, the theaters have nothing to show. Granted the box office of the few films that did limp out like Bill & Ted 3, New Mutants & Tenet was not good, but you have to keep the pump primed. It appears to me that the studios are cutting their own throats by letting the theater chains go under. Sure maybe you're not going to get your money back on the next few films, but you've got to keep people thinking about movies, and you're sure not going to get a billion dollar film over streaming.

In the meantime, I see that the St. Andrews bargain cinemas are doing what they can with screenings of classics like The Empire Strikes Back and Harry Potter.

Here's looking at you, kid

Written by ted on October 6th, 2020

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South Carolina State Fair 2020   2 comments

Posted at 11:54 pm in commentary

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Written by ted on September 27th, 2020

Closed Again   no comments

Posted at 11:15 pm in commentary

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See here for the story.

Written by ted on September 10th, 2020

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Fireworks! (Remember Those?)   no comments

Posted at 11:05 pm in commentary

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Stay safe, happy 4th!

Written by ted on July 3rd, 2020

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Whither Forward?   no comments

Posted at 12:45 am in commentary

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As you have noticed, there have not been many posts in the past week or so.

While we are not under lock-down as a lot of other areas are, I have naturally been staying pretty close to home and not going out that much. I don't think this situation can last indefinitely, for one thing at some point the economy is destroyed and in some harsh calculus you have negated any good you might have done, but for the duration posts here will probably be pretty sparse.

I encourage everyone to continue commenting, either on this post, comment-appropriate posts or in Have Your Say, and to be careful and stay well.

Written by ted on March 26th, 2020

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Stay Well Out There Folks   no comments

Posted at 11:09 pm in commentary

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Written by ted on March 17th, 2020

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The Upside, Such As It Is   3 comments

Posted at 8:22 pm in commentary

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Written by ted on March 16th, 2020

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Anyone Get A 2020 Phonebook?   no comments

Posted at 1:28 am in commentary

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They usually come out in February, but I didn't get one, and I haven't seen any thrown in front-yards by the roadside..

Written by ted on March 10th, 2020

When They Came For The Pour House, I Said Nothing..   12 comments

Posted at 11:09 pm in commentary

The latest from Ban All The Things!

Famous 5 Points bar Group Therapy now targeted by USC, police in liquor challenge

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UPDATE 15 January 2019: Fixed link.

Written by ted on January 14th, 2020

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Posted at 1:51 pm in commentary

Merry Christmas Columbia!

Written by ted on December 24th, 2019

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