LET Downtown needs a theater

My family and I used to go downtown often to eat out, browse in the shops and end with a movie in Galleria. Parking was convenient and free. We enjoyed looking at the displays by students in the walkway between the parking ramp and Galleria.

We seldom go downtown for pleasure anymore because the theaters are closed. We think the theaters are the key to revitalizing downtown Rochester. The community might be saturated by the number of screens available but not by the number of selections offered. The list of movies available seems much shorter than it used to be.

The city should consider subsidizing the theaters in Galleria and offering a greater variety of films to the community and to visitors. That might be the least expensive and most sure way to bring downtown back.

Lyle; Rozeboom


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