Give money to local charities instead

Reader writes about donating to upgrade Star Cinema

Once again I am writing about donating to upgrade the Sidney movie theatre.

I can’t believe stores are giving counter space to put in coins for a movie theater upgrade when so many people need food and clothing or are on hard times. My last letter received a reply saying its all for the community to donate for the Sidney theatre to upgrade its projectors.

Community is people and their needs. So many important organizations need money this time of year and having a theatre get part of this limited amount of money people can donate is ridiculous.

If your private business can’t make it then close it. Don’t ask the community to bail you out. Donate your money to the food bank or the Salvation Army or some other organization that helps people in Sidney and go to one of the other 20 or more theaters in the area for a movie.

Steve Smith

Sidney