Give indie film fans reason to stay in Howard County

Letter to the editor

October 10, 2011

One can almost guarantee that, if a movie gets very good reviews, it will not be shown at either of the local multiplexes.

Granted, these films do not appear to be the heavy money makers that sex and violence produce and making a profit is of course the reason these theaters are in business.

I'm wondering, though, if it wouldn't be possible for these multiplexes to dedicate just one of their 14 theatres to these "indie" films; and if necessary, perhaps Howard County could subsidize them. I know that there are quite a few Howard Countians who travel either to Baltimore or the Washington environs in order to see these movies. Wouldn't it be better to offer something to keep them here?

Doris Rausch

Wilde Lake

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