Were you among those relieved to hear the Paramount theatre had been saved from oblivion?
If you live downtown, you were saved from the loss of a theatre you can walk to and from. If you live out of downtown, you were saved from movie choices limited to mainstream productions.
Thanks to the generosity of the Fawcett family — who give so much to this town — and the spirit and commitment of the Kamloops Film Society, our downtown theatre and range of movies will continue.
The Fawcetts have done their part and the film society is doing its part. Now it is time for all of us to do our part.
You may not be in the habit of regularly checking Paramount listings. You may not be in the habit of turning to the Paramount for an evening’s entertainment.
But you had better get in the habit now because it is only by you, your family and your friends — drag them along — paying to see the wonderful movies on offer that this will continue to be available.
We are seeing that we are capable of changing our habits around recycling. Some of us are changing our commuting habits.
So we are more than ever aware that we are capable of changing our habits.
Getting to the Paramount is a new habit to develop. By doing so, we protect the life of a city asset we can boast about, take visitors to and keep enjoying.
I do not have a financial stake in the Paramount. I live downtown, have given up my car and adore movies — movies on a big screen, movies in a theatre, interesting movies.
Netflix and home-viewing with the phone ringing and people talking does not work for me.
Let’s do more than express relief that the theatre has not closed. Let’s go to the Paramount.
And if you can’t find what’s playing, here’s the online link: thekfs.ca.
See you there, I hope.