Seattle Small Business Shout-Out — Central Cinema

January 7, 2008

That’s entertainment, baby!

After moving in, Hubby and I discovered Central Cinema, located just one block from our home. The fledgling dinner theater/restaurant serves up super films at $5 a show — Viva Las Vegas just closed a run, as did The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind — alongside a treatsie menu. My fave: the tofu pig in a blanket with chipotle aioli. Righteous.

Why do we love small businesses? Easy! Because they represent pockets of the economy that are contributing directly to our communities. They help us live smaller by allowing us to support something itsy, as opposed to a giant corporate conglomerate, which is slave to investors and the whims of Trend.

Moreover, because Central Cinema is a second-run theater, in essence, it “recycles” film. For more on this, check out Jeremy Elton Jacquot’s TreeHugger post about a British meta-advert produced by EDF Energy, which features loads of repurposed clips from old telly shows, including The Wombles (stop-motion recycling moles; remember those?).

Just think how many kWhs and $$ were saved in the production of this ad. Plus, I would imagine that EDF is going to cash in on some serious nostalgia bucks. And, as we all know, remembrances of things past are strong motivators. I say: good work.

Back to Central Cinema for a moment: they also support local filmmakers. Another Living Small bonus. And, as if that weren’t enough, they make ragin’ popcorn. Add them to your Google calendar.

See you at the movies.

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