Film festival: Catalyst to vibrant Downtown
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#1 Aug 23, 2010
I applaud the success of the Plaza Classic Film Festival. However we should honestly consider that the Plaza Theater is a venue that is rarely used.
A two week film festival is nice but with the rent SMG charges for the Plaza and the Philanthropy Theater only the largest and most pedestrian events can hope to succeed. Since SMG also manages the Convention Center there is little chance of real competition.
Fact: The Plaza Theater is dark over 330 days a year. Is this what the taxpayers voted for?
Kill the City leveled entertainment tax and provide affordable venues and we will have a vibrant downtown arts scene. The city should give the Plaza to a non-profit management concern that will protect the venue and provide affordable access.
#2 Aug 23, 2010
Charles Horak, is that you? Tired old thing. Answer your emails!
#3 Aug 23, 2010
"Horak" not that lucky. Just an El Paso artist looking for a fair deal.
#4 Aug 24, 2010
There has to be more in downtown than cholo nightclubs to attract people who have the cash to spend. Check out downtown on any Friday or Saturday night. All you see are fat, bald dudes and fat, tattooed skanks all dressed in black. Other than these tajuaro clubs, there isn't anything else a FAMILY can do in downtown. This city needs to recruit businesses that cater to a wide range of people who will go there and spend money on entertainment, food, shopping, etc... Right now, it is all cheap and cheesy.
#5 Aug 24, 2010
So true, WWW. All these trolls are in heat just lookin' to get their roxxx off. It's disgusting to go downtown!
#6 Aug 24, 2010
I think they should bring back the aligators, get about six,one thousand pound,fourteen footers,
and then we can have a little fun,
maybe sacrifice some fat cholos.
#7 Aug 24, 2010
Well that is how they died in the first place!!!!
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