V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
By Devin D. O’Leary
To the (I)MAX
Reel World: From Con-Jikan days to IMAX nights, our weekly look at all the cinematic happenings around Albuquerque
V.22 No.30 | 7/25/2013
The Day the Movies Died Without Warning in 3-D
The UA Winrock Theatre 6 quietly closed its doors a week ago.
By Carl Petersen [ Tue Jul 30 2013 12:12 PM ]
Sunday, July 21, 2013. That’s the day I met my brother at the Winrock 6 to see Pacific Rim in 3-D. Not to ruin the movie for you or anything, but Pacific Rim is about giant robots fighting giant reptilian monsters, and 3-D movies are about making everything look like a View-Master while giving you a low-grade headache.
It was great seeing a monster movie with my brother. But it was a bittersweet monster movie when Jade, the popcorn scooper, informed me that we were catching it on the very last day of business for the Winrock 6.
I liked the Winrock 6. In fact I prefered the Winrock 6 to many other theaters—not only because it was closest to my house, and not only because I had seen tons of movies there with my wife and kids over the past 20 years, but also because it was one of the only theaters left in town with a quaint Mom and Pop feel to it. Sure, it had six screens and was affiliated with a gigantic corporate string of Regal Entertainment theaters, but still felt small, and it still felt Albuquerque. And Albuquerque lost a little chunk of Albuquerque that day.
The Winrock 6 employees aren’t just being kicked onto the streets, Jade assured me. They’ll all be assimilated into shifts at other affiliated theaters in town. So, that’s nice to know.
A giant mega-plex theater is under construction in the parking lot just to the south, and it, too, will be closer to my house than all the other theaters. But it won’t be open until December. And things will, as always and once again, never be the same.
V.22 No.29 |
The Daily Word in Detroit, Texas, Iraq
By E.J. Maliskas [ Fri Jul 19 2013 8:25 AM ]
The city of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy.
Fancy shmancy "fake farms" dotted all over Bernalillo County taking in huge tax breaks.
Suicide bombing leaves 20 dead in an Iraqi mosque.
Dash-cam footage shows diabetic woman with dangerously low blood sugar being dragged out of her car by Santa Fe police and thrown on the ground.
The Isotopes have made Forbes' list of Minor League Baseball's Most Valuable Teams.
Remember how excited we all got about the new-and-improved awesomesauce Winrock Town Center? Well, it's still four to six years away from completion.
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