Crowded Hippodrome seating

August 17, 2011

Hooray for reader Linda Hark's letter complaining about the uncomfortable seating at the Hippodrome Theatre ("Hippodrome seating is just atrocious," Aug. 11).

I'm one of those 5-foot-7-inch men whose knees banged against the seat in front of me. After just two performances the year it opened, I vowed never to return to the Hippodrome again.

My business went instead to Washington's Kennedy Center for comfort and convenient parking.

There's one thing Linda forgot to mention: The crowded seating at the Hippodrome could be a hazard in the event of an emergency or fire. What will it take for the Hippodrome's financial wizards to understand why their subscriptions are down?

Paul Budny, Baltimore

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