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  • I_was_there 

    These are films you won't be able to see anywhere else. Most will not be distributed, and even if they are, they won't come to Victoria. You'll also get to meet filmmakers and stars and others associated with the films and in some cases see them perform, a once in a lifetime opportunity. $10 to $15 is a small price to pay for this. In larger cities, movie tickets are already up to $10 or more, and you get none of these special perks. As for "paying back the tax subsidy," none of Victoria residents' taxes make up the HOT funds. These taxes are paid by out of town visitors, and using them to increase the cultural and artistic life of Victoria is not only a wise and far-sighted choice, it's the law. It's a shame that narrow minded individuals will always find a way to nay-say those who are doing all they can to improve the quality of life in Victoria.

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    Don't miss this chance to see a rare glimpse of Victoria history. Ends tomorrow, Sunday March 4th. Special thanks to curators Gary Dunnam, Julie McCan and Sharon Steen, and to all the Nave members and sponsors who made this exhibit possible.

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    I posted this elsewhere under a thread with the same topic, but it seemed pertinent to repost it here:

    I read with interest the several references, both by Mr. Hewitt and by Mr. Moster, to "staff complacency." As someone who saw things from the inside and was able to compare what I saw against the workings of far larger arts organizations in far larger cities, I can assure you that I have rarely seen more complacent, even lazy, staff members than those at Theatre Victoria. "Protecting [their] phoney baloney jobs," and guarding vigilantly against any changes that might result in increased workloads, was the order of the day. It's far easier to bash the new guy than to get behind him, buckle down, and actually try to save a sinking ship.

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    I read with interest the several references, both by Mr. Hewitt and by Mr. Moster, to "staff complacency." As someone who saw things from the inside and was able to compare what I saw against the workings of far larger arts organizations in far larger cities, I can assure you that I have rarely seen more complacent, even lazy, staff members than those at Theatre Victoria. "Protecting [their] phoney baloney jobs," and guarding vigilantly against any changes that might result in increased workloads, was the order of the day. It's far easier to bash the new guy than to get behind him, buckle down, and actually try to save a sinking ship.

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