Don't close the Empire Theatre’s downtown movie theatre in Kingston, ON.
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Don't close the Empire Theatre’s downtown movie theatre in Kingston, ON.

    1. Marney McDiarmid
    2. Petition by

      Marney McDiarmid

      Kingston, Canada

We enjoy the Capitol 7 as it is because it represents our vision of a healthy, diverse downtown community;

The theatre contributes greatly to the vitality of our downtown. The economic spin-off from the theatre helps sustain downtown restaurants and businesses. It also brings people into the downtown core thereby contributing to overall public safety in the area;

A downtown cinema is in keeping with Kingston’s Sustainability Plan;

The theatre provides an accessible movie going experience for those of us who do not own cars or simply do not want to drive in order to see a movie;

If Empire Theatre maintains the decision to close the Capitol 7, we ask that the “no competition” clause be removed. This clause will prohibit another theatre company from purchasing the site. We believe this IS AN unethical restriction, GOING AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF FREE COMPETITION.

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    • jackie chan MISSISSAUGA, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      It is a part of Kingston's culture. The old theatre brings back so many memories.

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    • Kelly Crewson HAMMONDS PLAINS, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Keep the theatre in the town or at least take out the "no competition" clause. Allow the citizens of your great town to have a place to go to, to escape reality for a while. We all need this!

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    • Maggie Veneman KINGSTON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      It's easier than taking a bus to the middle of nowhere for a movie.

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    • Nina Ricciarelli KINGSTON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I live in Kingston!

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    • Gary Phillipson KINGSTON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to keep downtown vital and the movie theatre is part of our downtown . Once you start closing business's it just gets worse.

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