Watts Theatre Receives Local Media Attention

posted by CinemAFuchs on February 8, 2005 at 6:30 am

OSAGE, IA — Our good friends at the Watts received some well-deserved recognition after being profiled in our book and listed as one of USA Today’s 10 Great Places.

The local CBS television affiliate ran a segment quoting manager Earl Kennedy, “It’s a very, very short list. It’s just awesome to me to be included on the list. It is wonderful, it’s a one of a kind experience and I consider it a huge honor.”

To Mary Peiper’s article in The Globe Gazette he added, “In the age of the multiplex it seems small town theaters are going out the door. But the Watts has always been one to buck the trend.”

Keep up the good work, guys!

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mpcapital
mpcapital on March 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

It is so great that Watts is getting the recognition it deserves. Thanks for the article!!!
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