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Chat → Manhattan and Movies: May Not Mix Well

Like any city, Manhattan certainly has it charms. But let's be real, all the sugar coating in the world won't make up for some of the things it lacks as well. Like movie theatres. We have a single cinema and it doesn't always get the films that I'm looking forward to seeing. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (, based on the book by the same name, was let out earlier this month and has yet to make an appearance at the one and only Carmike Cinema. Does anyone else have an interest in seeing this adaptation? Or have you guys read the book? I think it's a modern day must read.

Or how about this film,, Celeste And Jesse Forever? Again, never came to the 'Hat.

Essentially, it's just a bummer that a city catering to 20,000+ some-odd college students doesn't attract such mainstream movies in theatres (however — Digital Shelf, the local movie rental store, does have a decent collection).


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jedmunds says:

There used to be another movie theater about 15 years ago or so where Bellas Academy is now, but yes, I do agree that we should have another cinema so Carmike isn't a monopoly anymore.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012

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Lacey says:

In the last town I lived in there was a really interesting movie theater and performing arts center called the Zinema. It usually played Indie films as well as old classics. It was a single screen and usually only ran movies for two weeks. There is definitely a need for more movie options. As the population of Manhattan and K-State grow, there will be more interests and needs that the community will need to meet. I would thoroughly enjoy more movie options here in Manhattan!

Posted on Oct 18, 2012

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