I wonder if the increase in the minimum wage had anything to do with the decision to close.
Does anyone think labor is worth $7.25 when all you have to do is scoop popcorn, fix sodas, hand over candy, make change and sweep up the theater?
When we are all concerned about theoretical wage earner with 2 kids needing to have a minimum wage to survive, we forget that if a business cannot bear the cost of the higher labor, that labor is eliminated. I hope the folks who worked the concessions learn this lesson in macroeconomics and vote Republican next time.
while commenting upon the yet-to-hit-the-triangle film There Will Be Blood, Godfrey Cheshire inadvertently introduced a phrase to perfectly describe this and all of his colums: "pretentious rubbish"
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