Nothing against the Star, but …

Thank you Sidney Councillor Kenny Podmore for proving my point in regards to donating to the Star Cinema

Thank you Sidney Councillor Kenny Podmore for proving my point in regards to donating to the Star Theatre when you wrote a comment in the Beefs and Bouquets section of the Peninsula News Review.

You’re right that it is commendable that over $3,000 has been raised for food banks in the way you described. However the Sidney theatre has currently raised more than $125,000 to buy seats and digital projectors.

This time of year people have to choose where to donate and as I have stated in past letters, keeping a movie theatre open with donations that could go to people in need should not be one of them. That is just my opinion.

I also find it disturbing that you think that by stating in your letter that it is your opinion and not a councillor’s opinion, you can say what ever you want.

Politicians like yourself lose that luxury when they are elected because people take their opinion very seriously whether right or wrong. You should only be commenting on issues before council. You don’t see other politicians doing this because they know it is not fair to the average voter.

In closing I would like to say I have nothing against the Star Cinema. I just think they should not be asking for donations to stay in business — including in the news section on the Town of Sidney water bill which is what persuaded me to write in the first place.

Steve Smith

 

Sidney

 

 

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