Letters - October 26, 2011

Pupils from schools across the Fylde are visiting the Odeon cinema in Blackpool as part of national School Film Week,'Pupils from Waterloo arrive at the cinema. PIC BY ROB LOCK'19-10-2010
Pupils from schools across the Fylde are visiting the Odeon cinema in Blackpool as part of national School Film Week,'Pupils from Waterloo arrive at the cinema. PIC BY ROB LOCK'19-10-2010
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I NOTE Coun David Owen (Letters October 15) comments on the lack of numbers at the Odeon’s live satellite feed from the Bolshoi.

Pricing may be an element, one man’s “poor do” is another’s pricy night out.

However, one of the biggest things that legislates against a better audience turnout is the lack of traditional cinema advertising by the leading local chains.

I don’t have access to a computer most of the time, and, when I do use one, checking which local cinemas are linked to, say, the National Theatre, or the Bolshoi or beyond, isn’t the easiest thing to do. I would much rather cinemas revert to how they used to advertise – through the local press.

When they ceased, some time ago, other than merely featuring a contact number or website, I started using teletext leisure, and it was a tedious process, but at least worked.

But then the plug was pulled on that service. The Gazette still promotes cinema, providing a synopsis of films, yet only two cinemas give their own phone numbers, the rest are premium rates and cover the UK.

Time was when the Odeon and Vue advertised each Friday, with senior films and special late night and other shows all listed.

Those of us who can’t or won’t, afford to use computers – and by and large we’re older and the loyal cinema viewing and theatre going generation – are being left out in the cold.

ROSE MORLEY

Anchorsholme

WHAT a crazy sight in Poulton with flood signs out in what has to be the highest point of town.

It would be laughable, were it not such a nuisance for pedestrians and motorists.

Even the slightest rain seems to create persistent ponds right across the road and footpath at the junction between Queensway and Poulton Road.

Is it beyond the wit of Wyre Council to sort out the drains?

Name and address supplied

SO the evil Gaddafi is dead, killed, apparently, in a disgusting manner by a frenzied mob.

Democracy, it is said, is to about to take root in Libya. I very much doubt it for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the new Libyan regime is nebulous and riddled with some very dubious people.

They have used us and our NATO allies to achieve their objectives. However, it is clear they have little regard for our culture or our values.

Secondly, many commentators appear to have little knowledge of history.

If they had, they would know that when Gaddafi overthrew King Idris the streets of Tripoli were full, just like now, of rejoicing crowds claiming they were now free of a tyrannical despot.

No doubt they included some of those jumping for joy today.

DR BARRY CLAYTON

Fieldfar Close

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