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11:26 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Emphasis - November 18

Fort Madison, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Robin Delaney of Fort Madison.

She is the President of the new non-profit organization, Lights, Camera, Action, which is working to bring family-friendly movies to the city.

Fort Madison has been without a commercial movie theater for years.

Delaney says movies are a great way for families to spend time together, but she says the cost is keeping people away from theaters.

She says LCA will offer free movies with $1 concessions.

Delaney says kids are missing out on the joys of a movie theater with DVD's and internet-based programs.

LCA's debut movie will be the 2009 version of A Christmas Carol. It will premiere Thanksgiving Day at 3:00 P.M. at the Old Fort Players' Playhouse.

Delaney says the goal is to eventually get the movies into the former Fox Theater, but that will take a lot of fundraising and equipment upgrades.

She sees these movies as an opportunity to promote other family-friendly opportunities and also team with neighboring restaurants.

A second movie, The Cowboys," is scheduled for late December.

Donations and concessions will help fund a January movie.

You can hear more with Robin Delaney by clicking the audio link above.


Movies
Old Fort Players' Playhouse - 725 Avenue G

A Christmas Carol
Thursday, Nov. 24 - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 25 - 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26 - 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 - 1:00 p.m.

The Cowboys
Thursday, Dec. 29 - 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30 - 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31 - 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 1 - 1:00 p.m.