Friday, July 20, 2012
NYPD to increase presence at theaters. Local theaters decline comment, instead referring to corporate office.
In the wake of an overnight shooting at a Colorado showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in which 12 were killed and at least 50 injured, local deputies said the decision to tighten security is that of the theaters. According to the Associated Press, a gunman threw tear gas into a midnight showing of the new film "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., before opening fire on the crowd. In Greenville County, deputies are hired at local movie theaters as a means of secondary employment. "With regard to staffing local movie theaters, Sheriff’s Office employees are currently privately employed as a means of secondary employment by local theaters in accordance with Sheriff’s Office policies," said Master Deputy Laura Campbell, a spokesperson for…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Great Escape Simpsonville 14 IMAX finishes a close second.
Going to see a movie this weekend? In this week's Readers' Choice contest, we asked readers to vote for the "best movie theater in the Upstate." The winner is: Cherrydale Stadium 16 Cherrydale received 40 percent of the votes while Great Escape Simpsonville IMAX came in second with 27 percent. Next week we ask readers to vote for the "best barbecue" in the Upstate. Winners of each Patch area battle it out for top spot. So be sure to vote for your hometown "smoker."
Monday, May 14, 2012
Vote for your favorite place to watch a film.
Tickets? Check. Popcorn? Check. Soft drink? Check. Now you're ready to sit back and watch the latest blockbuster or indie film. Where you watch the movie, however, is the question. For this week's Readers' Choice contest, we're looking for the "best movie theater" in the Upstate. The following is a list of some theaters in the area: Vote in our poll and don't forget to tell us why your choice is the best in the comments section below. To ensure more accurate results, we have instituted a new way to determine winners, by using a voting system that awards points not only for straight poll votes, but also extra points for comments, and reviews and ratings in the Directory. Reviews and ratings can be done by clicking on your favorite spot …