Monday, May 19, 2008

The Decline and Fall of the Inwood Theater, Part 2

OK, this might not be a bad idea in and of itself, but it definitely smells of .... something bad. The Landmark Inwood Theater, the decline and fall of which I described here, has ripped out its seats in its primary auditorium and filled the room with Ottomans, cushy sofas, and loveseats. You can go either way on that one, I guess. But guess what is the first film that will be shown in its newly comfy-fit auditorium? Noted indie release from those struggling auteurs George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Are they planning on ripping out the soul, too? Or should we assume they've already done that?


Pinko Punko said...

Even the wonderful revival house here has to play the faves. I think you are too hard. If they opened other, newer Landmarks in the area, you just have to hope they can stay open in general. Tough times are coming. Also, I just talked to another lover of Speed Racer. So sad for that film.

K. Bowen said...

Maybe so. Maybe I'm just mourning the golden age of indie films.

Daniel G. said...

Weird. Somebody obviously gave them some "hip" ideas that they're running with willy-nilly. I'm with you. There are enough multiplexes and novelty theaters for this kind of thing.