I know, but you can't really blame them - I know I wouldn't want a multi-plex cinema going in just across the bridge from me if I owned a small theatre...
!--all business is a risk--they can not really be sure a bigger theater will not move in across the street in Orlenas a few years from now.
2--we all have our special interests and they often conflict---my desire is seeing LP redeveloped ASAP and it conflicts with the Mayfairs desire--so I did not like them supporting FOl, delaying things and forcing the city to spend tax dollars on legal fees. Therefore I will exercise the right not to support them. I have plenty of other options for my entertainment dollars, including lots of movie options.
3--The owners can not be too badly off if they have the wherewithall to swing a deal for a 3-screen complex---Yet they expressed distress over their one screen theater and helped delay LP and spend tax dollars on legal fees
4--they probably had this deal in the works while they were crying crocodile tears and helping delay LP. They will probably make more money with three screens than one. In fact they may end up with both theaters as it is not certain that the old one will fold as the empire theater and the mayfair cater to different niches of the movie market. All in all I have little sympathy for them.
Ps-I think the Glebe ad OOS BIAs have been wrong all along . The new Lansdowne will bring more people and business to everyone in the area. The Glebe even got a bonus as the City accelerated the reconstruction of bank st to get it done before Lansdowne . The BIAs in the other sections of Bank St had to put up with disruption for a lot longer than the Glebe did. The other sections of Bank st did not get such fancy street scaping (e.g. - interlock instead of concrete side walks). The Glebe BIA can thank the LP redevelopemnt deal for the city's desire to make the whole area a place people from afar will want to go to.