Topic: War & Peace (188)

Americans had to really want to see this movie

By

No showing of Fahrenheit 9/11 in Bellingham this past week. Why not? Because Regal Cinema booked the rights to show it but waited to see if it was well attended. Regal controls all three movie theater complexes in Bellingham. It will now start at the Sehome theater. If the movie had not done well they would not be showing it in Bham. Shame on them.

I recommend you see the movie at the Cascade Cinema in Burlington - only 20 minutes south on I-5. Great seats - better screen and much better sound system. It is a fun experience to go to a movie down there. Much better than any Regal theater in Bellingham.

You can phone for show times. 1-360-707-2900 Here is what it says today. Fahrenheit 9/11 at 11:20 am, 2:10 pm, 5 pm, 7:40 pm and 10:20 pm. Take exit 229 off I-5. Exit 230 also works as it is between them.

The Pickford Cinema in Bellingham will be showing the movie this fall when it is done in the first-run theaters. The Pickford, while being small, is also a fun place to see a movie.

What is amazing is the movie racked up $27 million in revenue in less than a week even though only 868 theaters showed it in the US, instead of the 3,020 that are showing the dumb Dodgeball. Americans had to really want to see this movie. They are giving it standing ovations at the end of the movie. The news media are doing their best to rank it - to no avail. It is averaging $27,568 per theater - check for yourself. The website Box Office Mojo follows movie revenues. This is more per theater than Shrek 2 or Return of the King. The media are under-reporting this cultural phenomenon.

About John Servais

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

To comment, Log In or Register

Americans had to really want to see this movie

By John ServaisOn Jun 30, 2004

No showing of Fahrenheit 9/11 in Bellingham this past week. Why not? Because Regal Cinema booked the rights to show it but waited to see if it was well attended. Regal [...]

Leave no proof behind

By John ServaisOn Jun 17, 2004

From a friend who is an enlisted person in the military - in a combat unit. The officers - the lieutenants - of his unit lectured them this week about [...]

The Military Intelligence units are beginning to be exposed

By John ServaisOn May 18, 2004

ABC News has an exclusive interview with a sergeant in the 302 MI Battalion, a unit of Col Pappas 205 MI Brigade. See NwCit report below of May 4 - two weeks ago. [...]

How our US Government falsifies documents

By John ServaisOn May 17, 2004

This statement was posted on the DOD website on Saturday - and I took a computer photo of it on Sunday - to catch them if they changed it. Well, [...]

Torture. What is it?

By John ServaisOn May 12, 2004

It is to cause extreme physical or mental pain for punishment or to extract a confession or information. Our government officials are now saying we do not torture because we [...]

This is a kangaroo court at its finest

By John ServaisOn May 10, 2004

A short note. For days we have all listened to voices from the left demand resignations and voices from the right actually defend this behavior or at least excuse it. [...]

Why is the press not interviewing participants?

By John ServaisOn May 06, 2004

Questions not being asked by the press about the abuses. At least I’ve not run across them in news reports. The reports have not gone into any more detail [...]

The military police are not the culprits

By John ServaisOn May 05, 2004

Colonel Thomas Pappas continues in command of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade - according to today’s Baltimore Sun. He is the bastard who has the most to answer for [...]

Let the reporting be comprehensive

By John ServaisOn May 04, 2004

Colonel Thomas Pappas. Why have the news media not told you about this guy? They have told us a lot about General Janis Karpinski, the commander of the military police [...]

The abuse of Iraqi prisoners

By John ServaisOn May 03, 2004

is a sad development for our country. I don’t want to pile on and kick our military as we need a strong armed services to survive in this world. [...]

We are on a blind rampage

By John ServaisOn Apr 27, 2004

C-130 gunships are massacring innocent people in Fallujah and Najaf. No question - we Americans have constructed horrible killing machines. The military likes to say they save “friendly” personnel. Well, [...]

These are our youngsters

By John ServaisOn Apr 22, 2004

They wanted to help defend democracy and our country. Instead they were used as cannon fodder in a foreign war of conquest - ordered by men who avoided their own [...]

NwCitizen applauds Spanish pullout from Iraq

By John ServaisOn Apr 18, 2004

They have chosen to stop being dupes of the US. The Spanish people overwhelmingly told their government to stop the invasion and occupation of a country that was no threat [...]

Read non-mainstream press and websites

By John ServaisOn Apr 10, 2004

If you want to know what is happening in Iraq then you have to read the foreign press and independent websites. The major American news media are not present where [...]

Tragedy and war crimes in Iraq

By John ServaisOn Apr 10, 2004

You will not learn the full truth about this week in Iraq for many years - if the US military has its way. Our troops are causing unspeakable horrors to [...]

A missile into a mosque

By John ServaisOn Apr 07, 2004

To watch CNN today is to ask “what mass killing of Iraqis in a mosque”. Same on FoxNews. Not mentioned directly and you have to look elsewhere for details. Much [...]

10 killed is only the tip of the iceberg

By John ServaisOn Apr 05, 2004

When some of the 24 US soldiers wounded in Iraq over the weekend die from their wounds - they will not be counted as deaths in Iraq. Only those who actually [...]

George Bush AWOL?

By John ServaisOn Feb 04, 2004

Hell, he was a deserter. Now, now. It is quite true. I’ve been through this several times over three years now with conservative friends. They end up changing the [...]

Find your way - and please use it

By John ServaisOn Jan 08, 2004

We read that 35 US soldiers were “hit” in Iraq yesterday. When our Bellingham Herald does print war casualties on the front page, the choice of words seeks to minimize the [...]

The dismantling of civil liberties

By John ServaisOn Dec 28, 2003

I see the Bham Herald has taken to printing US war dead on the back pages. Maybe some directive came down from Gannett headquarters telling all 80-some Gannettoids to print [...]

{/exp:channel:category_heading}