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Aug 082008

The brand new IMAX in Reading opens tonight. I won’t be able to attend this evenings shows but hope to get there sometime this weekend. All this week the the movies only cost $1 and all the proceeds go to charity. My guess is this is a way to get the new employees broken in and test all the equipment before the actual opening next week.

 Here are the movies and showtimes for tomorrow….

Speed Racer: The IMAX Experience (PG)
Emile Hirsch,Nicholas Elia
135 minutes 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

10,000 B.C. (PG-13)
Steven Strait,Camilla Belle
109 minutes 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
Freddie Highmore,Mary-Louise Parker
97 minutes 12:00, 2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Disney Digital 3- (G)
Miley Cyrus,Jonas Brothers
74 minutes 1:25, 3:15, 5:00, 6:45, 8:30

The Bucket List (PG-13)
Jack Nicholson,Morgan Freeman
97 minutes 1:35, 3:35, 5:35, 7:35, 9:35

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG)
Nicolas Cage,Jon Voight
124 minutes 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50

Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG)
Jason Lee,Ross Bagdasarian Jr.
92 minutes 12:40, 2:40, 4:40, 6:40, 8:40

No Country for Old Men (R)
Tommy Lee Jones,Javier Bardem
122 minutes 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, 9:40

Dan in Real Life (PG-13)
Steve Carell,Juliette Binoche
95 minutes 12:45, 2:50, 5:00, 7:15, 9:25

I will most likely be seeing the IMAX Speed Racer as I missed it the first time it was in theathers. If you are going head over to the theathers website and sign up for their newsletters. You’ll get a coupon for free popcorn in your email for the trouble (hey you can always opt-out once you print your coupon). See you in the back row!

Info from their site about the theater — Reading, PAReading Movies 11 and IMAX at Entertainment Square, 30 N. Second Street is under construction and will open in mid-August 2008. The theatre will feature Diigital projection, 3D, HPS4000 sound systems w/ DOLBY digital, stadium seating, highback rockers, game room and party room. There will be 3 hour free parking in the garage directly across the street at all times as well as 3 hour free parking in the garage behind the theatre from 5 pm Friday through the last show on Sunday. This garage will also be available on all other days that RACC is not in session.

Apr 152008

As so many Albright students have informed me in the past couple of months the city of Reading sucks. [Why they don’t Google that fact before coming to school in this city is beyond me. Guess they would rather come here and bitch about the city than do a little research about a place they are going to be living in for the next four years.] The crime rate is high and so are the taxes. The property taxes keep going up making it impossible to own a house in this city let alone try to sell one. Who wants to buy a house here when just outside the city you can get a bigger house with more land and pay half the taxes on it?

Now doing my taxes I found out that they doubled our local income taxes in 2007! Of course we aren’t told about this so it comes as a big surprise when we owe the city money. It seems like every year I am going in to work and asking the accountant to take more out of my paycheck for local taxes. Who in this city can we complain to about the state of local taxes? And where that increased money is going?

I might not mind so much if they did something to improve this town, but the only change I have seen this year is a red LED interactive sign on the Penn street bridge. An ugly eyesore that is wasting precious electricity which in turn is wasting oil. No wonder gas in the Reading area costs more than in Philadelphia. Pretty sad when turnpike gas is less than local gas.