For the Betterment of the Community

By on 10 January, 2018 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Christine (Saoirse Ronan) wants badly to put Sacramento and her teen-aged years behind her.  Like many teen girls, she feels misunderstood and has a stormy relationship with her mother.  So begins Lady Bird , now playing both on the east side and at Montgomery’s historic Capri Theatre in Cloverdale.

If you were ever a teen girl — or knew or raised one — you’re bound to relate to the tension between mother and daughter.  It certainly hit home for me, as my mother and I barely spoke during my sophomore and junior years in high school.  Had it not been for my long-suffering boyfriend (now, many decades later, my long-suffering spouse!), I might have gone off the deep end.  At least I had him to talk to!

At the Sunday afternoon matinee I attended, probably fewer than 50 of the 160+ seats in the theater were full.  Was the poor showing a result of the film’s also being available in East Montgomery?  Or was it because the audiences for cinema have been dwindling nationally for some time?  Don’t know the answer to that, and I do know that the Capri Theatre is a true community asset and we must support her to keep her vital.

Theater Director Martin McCaffery just minutes ago announced that Lady Bird  has been held over another week and will play through January 18.  It will be followed immediately January 19 by Darkest Hour.  Once again the resident director and has proven his chops as a true cinemaphile.  Two hot releases in a row on the screen of a small, not-for-profit theater!

Sure, you can go east (or north) to a soulless multiplex to see these Golden Globe winning productions.  Instead, why not grab a bite at El Rey or Moe’s then step next door to see your movie?

A local broadcast network is running a commercial right now that focuses on the importance of locally owned businesses.  All of the above are locally owned.  Keep your money at home.  Your community will be the better for it!

Sandra Nickel has been listing and selling residential real estate for over 30 years, most with an intense focus on Montgomery’s Midtown neighborhoods. Sandra serves on the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, the Cloverdale Business Coalition, Historic Southview, the Volunteer and Information Center, Landmarks Foundation and her own neighborhood Garden District Preservation Association.

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