Letter – Less Hollywood, more quality films

Cineplex must have a very low opinion of the cultural awareness of Victorians, particularly those of us in the western communities.

Less Hollywood, more quality films

Cineplex must have a very low opinion of the cultural awareness of Victorians, particularly those of us in the western communities. Better films are not opened on larger screens out our way.  “The Kings Speech” opened only at the Odeon downtown, until long lines and patrons turned away led to its opening at Tillicum’s SilverCity. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” did not open on a big screen. “The Quartet” opened only at the Odeon. Golden Globes and Oscar nominations not withstanding, these are I think the best recent English language films, and certainly the best for Victoria’s mature audiences.

J. McRee,Victoria

Just Posted

Roller skating fever taking over Greater Victoria

Roller Skate Victoria offers workshops, summer camps and more

Learn about a life of luxury at Victoria’s historic Point Ellice House

New political exhibit part of grand reopening at the House this weekend, July 20-21

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

Wonderment ambient/downtempo music festival slips into bridge plaza, Banfield Park Aug. 3-4

Solid foundation key to Charles Porlier’s longevity as a TV/film makeup artist

Learn to KRE8 from experts in the world of makeup, voice acting, animation and more, Aug. 9-18

A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives

Royal City Music Project co-founder Glenn Parfitt wants valuable cultural material preserved

VIDEO: Reports say Lashana Lynch is the new 007

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond one last time

Esquimalt Ribfest in need of volunteers for September weekend

The three-day celebration of barbecue, music and more happens Sept. 6 to 8

Fashionable ode to the sea goes Friday at Fort Common

Local sustainable fashion retailers to strut their latest as part of ocean conservation fundraiser

Brentwood Bay brings $5 concerts every Wednesday evening

Variety of music on offer: picnics, good vibes and family friendly

Schitt’s Creek and its stars among Canadians with Emmy nominations

Co-creator Eugene Levy thought they had chance for one nomination, ‘then they kept rolling in’

Most Read