Film society working out the kinks with Paramount Theatre

After about a month of operating Paramount Theatre, the Kamloops Film Society continues to work out the kinks.

Executive director Dusan Magdolen said audience turnouts have varied depending on the film.

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The most well-attended film so far was the opening flick, The Grizzlies.

However, he said the film society will have to adjust its expectations going forward, moving from showing one film a week in the past to multiple films on two nights weekly.

“It’s going all right,” Magdolen said. “It’s summer.”

The society took over operations of Paramount Theatre after it was purchased from Landmark Cinemas by Ron and Rae Fawcett.

Magdolen said smaller turnouts to date are probably for the best because the society still needs to hammer out its point-of-sale system. In addition, it is partnering with the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association to create a mural along Fifth Avenue into the alleyway. The artwork at this time is unknown, as it remains in the early planning stage and a date for its completion has yet to be set.

“We’re trying to spruce things up where we can on a shoestring,” Magdolen said.

The society plans to expand its weekly offerings in the fall.

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