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Friday, January 30, 2004


Surprisingly, after all the talk about the problems Gibson was having finding a distributor for The Passion, showings are scheduled, not only for Lubbock and Amarillo, but here in dinky Plainview as well. Perhaps I should have expected that the area's overt religiosity would make it a reliable market for the film. I wonder if people will be lined up outside the box office on opening night dressed up as Judas, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene, etc.? Since our theater is small and decrepit, I'll probably just drive to Lubbock anyway for the big screens, the powerful sound system, the cushy stadium seating, and the clean floors--but it's nice to have the option. Gee, ya think that if The Passion does well here, Plainview will get other foreign-language flicks like, say, Les Triplettes de Belleville?


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