3 Bootleg DVD’s or $30 at Olympus Expo?
With very little heralding of messengers or Media attention, have revised their entrance fee…
|Children matinee (12 & under)||$8.00|
|Adult evening (Tuesdays)||$10.00|
|Children evening (12 & under)||$5.00|
|Babies in arms 1 year and under||Admitted free|
|University students with I.D.||$12.50|
There has been some furious debating on this in and most of it opposes but there are some who say if it was the ppl own company, they would think in a similar vein – but the coin can fall either way, eh?
Is this a move to push folk into non-member status of ?
ALL SEATS $20.00 (for members and non-members)
Membership is not required to attend OLYMPUS VIP. However, membership has its privileges?
VIP MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES…
- VIP photo ID and debit card
- Advanced ticketing
- Reservations by phone
- Vote on upcoming films
- Special members discounts for film festivals
- Receive the weekly film schedule by email
- Invitations to special VIP events
- VIP gift package
- Discounts at select local restaurants
- Gift coupons from local sponsors throughout the year
Perhaps if offered at least a certain number of free movies based on single, couple or family membership then ppl would be more inclined to invest in the card-carrying status of the other side of Olympus, nevertheless, it begs the question as to what effect the move will have on Bootleg DVD‘s? It is widely known you can get one almost anywhere in the island for at least ten dollars!
In fact, if you have discerning taste for old movies and can appreciate black and white or film set to digital, there is a shop (which also repairs watches and sells CD cases and cases for cells, etc.) in the same Sheraton that offers legit DVD’s for ten dollars each made in Canada.
They have a wide variety – Flash Gordon with Buster Crabbe and Charles Middleton as Ming The Merciless; Concrete Cowboys with Jerry Reed and Tom Selleck; Topper Returns; My Man Godfrey; Fred Astaire the dancer and many others…
What will the average Bajan do in the end? Unfortunately, they do better at silent and polite suffering than Job, if it was Jamaica or Haiti then flaming tyres would done be in the road and their smoke filling half the sky. This was part of what Miguel Drayton was hinting at in his mockumentary, From Barbados With Love. Bajans may have a high tolerance but sometimes you have to stand up for what is right and just! Knowing when and where for any generation of Bajans will be difficult at best…
So ppl will grumble and either – pay the money and go to VIP/Globe Cinema or Drive-In depending on their level of ghetto-tolerance; or quietly stock their Bootleg DVD’s and skip films altogether! Sad, I myself love the big-screen… This then may create a new market for large-screen TV’s which ppl can ill afford with rents, mortgages, food bills and petrol fluctuating the way it is at the moment.
I remember how Malcolm X said to let your spending money & your ballot be your bullets and this is part of what he meant with, “By Any Means Necessary!” Vote where you feel the candidate reflects your interests and follows through, he has 5 years to make sure you vote for him again; as for your budget will you spend where you are either affronted or insulted?