1. David… it really is. And… Cinemark in Helena is putting in 1 or 2 new giant movie screens just to the east of the current theater. The new screens will be like IMAX. Should be ready to go in the fall of next year.

    Do you remember when dipshit Carmike was supposed to put in new screens here in Great Falls (story was out in the summer of 2009 or 2010)? The Trib and local news touted it… and then, like so many other things newsworthy, they never followed up on the story. That story was… Carmike HQ decided not to build the theaters in town. So a town half the size of Great Falls gets the nice big screens… and Great Falls continues to run a theater that would work well in Belt. It is how Carmike operates. They move into a market… shut down all competition… and then you’re stuck with their shitty business practices. Cinemark, or anyone else, ever move into Great Falls with a theater… Carmike would be out of business within 6 months.

  2. Wow. Might be worth the trip, indeed.

    And you’re right – our town NEEDS some competition – can you imagine how cool it would be to have a clean, well-staffed, courteous, hi-tech theatre in town?

    Once I hit that multi-million lottery jackpot, Jim…

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