25 North Main Street
Choteau MT 59422
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Please check your facts before slamming this cause. While it is unusual for volunteers to organize around a for-profit private enterprise, it is by no means unusual for this town to rally around something it loves. We have supported medical causes, recreation, fitness and infrastructure causes...shelters and buildings...our community IS important to us and that it be THRIVING.
To help clear up your confusion, the owners have had two separate careers, full-time, LONG before they bought the Roxy (and to which they continue to pursue to this day). To be clear, they have operated it at MOST as a hobby, having 3-4 showings per week at $6 a head (less for seniors and kiddos) currently, but less in former years. If you have ever paid utlities on an open-air building, you might know that a month of revenue probably covers the utilities and help and rental of the films and property taxes. If one had to guess, you could say the full-time jobs have supported the hobby. Let alone, the owners work all day 5 days per week then work full evenings 3-4 days per week( A vacation is usually in order to recover from such a schedule.)
In the US economy, the market is driven by dollars. If people like something they buy it, if they don't they won't. I hope, that while you don't support this cause, you'll find another place to give your energy and resources to...at a quick count, there are about 10 non-profit organizations that could utilize well-directed individuals
its sad the owners of this place are now trying to blackmale the community by saying if they do not have $60,000 donated by the public (a private for profit business) they will be forced to shut down. how can a private for profit business ask for donations from a community they have profited from for years? the reason being that they owners have never switched the projection equipment to digital and starting in 2013 they will be unable to get film because it will all be digital (something any business owner would foreseen) the current business owners have had offers from business owners with the funds to install the new equipment but the for profit owners will not sale, they have stated that they will close before they sale. this is insane i hope the small community sees thru this sham and let capitalism go to work.
23 years in business and there owners didnt make 60,000 to get the proper equipment needed.... do you really want to give these people $60,000???
do your research, these "owners" are always going on "business trips" check there facebook page, how can both owners afford to go to 2 different locations for "work" when they own a small theater, that is begging the community they have profited off of for over 20 years for the money to improve there business? why does both of the theater owners need to be out of town at different destinations for what they are claiming is work? this may be reason they do not have the $60,000 they need??? expensive lifestyles cost...
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