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Movies bring us together

Dear Editor:Aspen Filmfest has a long history with the Isis Theater, beginning in 1977. Through the years we used the Isis exclusively until The Wheeler was renovated. After 1984, we used the Isis and The Wheeler for our five-day festival going back and forth between the two venues. Sometimes, with a sellout, we would show the same film in both theaters 30 minutes apart so we could run the reels across the street as they came off the projector one-by-one. Our heart was in the Isis because it was our home for so long and because Kitty and Dominic Linza are the nicest people in the world. Part of my heart still is. Under new ownership the Isis has not been affordable to Filmfest – a not for profit organization – which is why we have not had a presence there in recent years. It is sad for me to think about not being able to go to the movies at the Isis on any night of the year. And absolutely unimaginable to think of not having a commercial movie theater ANYWHERE in town. Almost everyone goes to the movies. Movies bring us together as a community. They bring together people of all ages and all walks of life. I both urge and rely on all of us to find a solution. Thank you.Ellen HuntAspen


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