Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Signs of the times

The sign outside the only big cinema in the middle of town - the one that is meant to be telling us all about the latest new releases on the big screen - has just been displaying this for quite some time:

And it's been like that for months! For more than 18 months, it got stuck on telling us that Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and JoJo Rabbit were playing, long after they drifted out of the cinema, but now the sign has given up and is just screaming at us.

It's a good metaphor for the mall it's in, which once housed a decent food-court, several fast food outlets, a dozen restaurants and a four-story Borders bookstore, and is now eerily derelict

It's also a good metaphor for going to the movies in general, but that goes without saying.

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