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Letter: Bring Movies Back to Spaulding

To the Editor:

One of the delights (and draws) of the Upper Valley is the large movie screen in Spaulding Auditorium at the Hop. This screen was designed and installed to show film to students and the community the way it is meant to be seen. The sound system has been periodically upgraded, and the seats are divine; it’s a tour de force.

The film society offerings this term are amazing: Anna Karenina, J’Dango Unchained, Les Miserables — all first-run films. And then the truth comes out — these will all be seen one time only (4 p.m. Sunday? 9 p.m. on Saturday?) in the small, meant-for-student-and-art-films theater in the Black Family Visual Arts building. Wow: 231 seats, one time only. Does anyone else wonder why the 900-seat Spaulding Auditorium is no longer available to eager filmgoers? This term, it’s being used once — for Ken Burns’ film — maybe to just show off a bit?

And I’m wondering how many passes were sold for this 231-seat venue. Hmmm.

Barbara J. Jones

Enfield

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