Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sayonara, At The Movies

For 28 years, members of the Corporation P+10 watched on Saturday afternoon to get the latest word on the latest flicks from a couple of Big City critics. But, sadly, At The Movies is no more. And I am sad for that.
Over almost three decades, we tuned in to hear about, contest, debate, nod along, and generally get a feel for what was out there in the dark: movies, films, flicks, roll'ems, dogs and delights. Each Saturday, they paraded past us like hope-filled beauty queens. Some were audacious and arrogant in their assumption of our approval, some, shy as violets in a thunder storm- hoping for survival, but unwilling to beg for what was needed to achieve it. Whether we agreed with the 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down' verdicts the critics assigned to the candidates out to get our votes- and bucks- we were never bored, always entertained, treated like adults whose opinions mattered, too. And we kept coming back for more.
But that is now at an end, as today, the last ATM aired, then drew the curtain.
You will be missed.

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