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Monday, October 02, 2006

Q: What's Playing? A: Nothing Good!

The Lorraine theater in Hoopeston, Illinois has made the papers recently; as the owner, Greg Boardman, would rather close his movie house for two weeks, than screen bad movies.

It's a rinky-dink theater in a small town, but Greg Boardman just became my hero. Rather than show the likes of The Covenant or Jackass 2, Boardman gave his employees two week's paid leave and put the storefront on hiatus.

He doesn't eschew R-rated movies, either. Just crappy ones! I think this is phenomenal. Bad for business? Oh yeah. But it's still phenomenal.

Greg Boardman, I salute you; you and your standards. Saaaaaaaa-lute!


  • At 2:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As an employee of the theatre, I have to correct your statement that he paid his employees for two week's leave.

    He did not.

  • At 8:36 AM, Blogger Casey Jones said…

    Whoops. Sorry about that. That's what the paper said, at any rate.

    This puts him in a different light, actually. You should still watch out for your employees!


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