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Why no 3D at Megaplex 7?

Dear Editor,
Caribbean Cinema, owner/operator of Megaplex 7 theatre complex appears to be taking the moviegoers of St. Maarten for granted, at least where it pertains to offering us movies in 3D format.
Since the theatre complex opened many years ago, it has never brought a movie in 3D format, although many movies that have been released over the years were available in 3D.
Why is this? Is it that the management of Megaplex 7 thinks the people of this island are so backward that they would not notice this fact or that we just don't know about 3D or just don't care?
The straw that broke the camel's back for me is the blockbuster movie, Avatar. It is extensively advertised that the best way to see this film is in 3D. Yet the theatre just simply overlooked this fact and brought the movie in regular format. I find this to be a slap in the face of avid moviegoers on this island. Are we any less important than moviegoers in the United States, Europe, Puerto Rico or anyplace else on earth for that matter?
During my visit to the theatre to see Avatar, I asked the manager why there were no 3D glasses available at the entrance for the people. He simply answered me matter-of-factly that the movie was not in 3D. When I differed with him on that statement, he just said: "Our copy is not in 3D." He left it at that.
Again, I am asking why not? Is it the cost or does the theatre not want the added responsibility of dealing with the 3D glasses?
When Magaplex 7 opened on St. Maarten, it wiped out all competition which makes it the only show in town. Is this monopoly why the theatre's management feels it does not have to go the extra mile to give service and respect to the people of St. Maarten?
If this is the case, I am calling on whoever makes decisions for this company to ditch this attitude and treat the moviegoers of this island in the same manner as they do the people of Puerto Rico. If a movie is in 3D, bring it in 3D even if they have to charge a little more on the entrance fee for the glasses and the extra service.
Also, it is not too late to bring Avatar in 3D. Lovers of that movie, including myself, would appreciate it and I am sure would return to see it again and again in 3D. Trust me.

Lloyd Richardson
Talk Show Host

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