Originally Published: February 6, 2008 5:28 p.m.
Prescott has many amenities but sadly, the only movie theater in the city is not one of them.
During the past month I have attended a number of films at Frontier Village Cinema 10. It always has a good selection of first-run movies and a significant offering of so-called "art films."
I am not interested in traveling to Prescott Valley to see a movie, and although good features, stadium seating and digital sound are not my priorities, I do expect to view films in a theater where the temperature is comfortable and the sound is clear.
My recent experiences included sound that was so loud it was almost unbearable. Notifying theater employees did not rectify the problem.
On three different occasions theater temperatures were so cold that I had to leave the film I paid to see, and either ask for a refund, or select another film.
The final blow was while watching the excellent film "The Great Debaters." During the final minutes of the debate with Harvard University and Wiley College, the static interference on the speakers was so intrusive I was unable to understand arguments and rebuttals and therefore missed the championship deliberations. I did not get to enjoy the dynamic ending to this fine true story.
That's it, I give up.
Prescott residents deserve much better!
Marilyn V. Bishop