Tag: Movie Theaters

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Movie theaters are going bankrupt around the country. Say what you will about tone-deaf Hollywood. This isn’t a result of clueless executives and film makers. The industry isn’t self-destructing. Politicians and journalists are killing it with pandemic precautions unbalanced with any other concerns.  What will happen to all the closed theaters? They will remain unoccupied. […]

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Murder and the Breach of Trust

 

shutterstock_141495676As you’ve likely heard, some monster in Lafayette, Louisiana went into a movie theater last night, murdered two people, and injured eight more before killing himself.

Much has been written — deservedly so, I think — of the sacrilege and perversity of the way Dylann Roof abused the welcome and hospitality offered by the Bible study group in Charleston before he murdered them. That evil is, of course, mere flourish on the crime of taking eight lives — and attempting to adjudicate it is a waste of time — but it’s significant and real nonetheless.

But, as Alyssa Rosenberg writes in today’s Washington Post, what happened last night also involves a huge violation of trust on top of the murder:

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After reading Ryan’s post this morning, my mind went off on a tangent (no, not about sandwiches) to the memories of what to this day I still consider the best job I ever had: working at a rundown movie theater in Prattville, Alabama. From 1987 to 1989, I worked for Carmike Theaters. With my driver’s […]

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