I know I can’t always get what I want. Mick Jagger said so.
But sometimes, just sometimes, you know, we get what we need. So here’s my stab at getting Foster what it needs.
Number one on my Foster wish (cough, cough…need) list:
A movie theater.
There, I said it. Not New Seasons. Not Trader Joe’s. Not even Green Zebra. I need movies. I can only handle so much drinking on Foster, so it’s time for another form of entertainment (and no, costumed-underaged-raves at the Bob White doesn’t fly for me).
Ok, we don’t technically need a movie theater. Foster certainly has more pressing issues. But, come on, it’s like having a hot tub in your backyard without any water in it. We have the theater, just no movies. We’re. Just. So. Close.
Oh, and there is a greater good in establishing a place for cinema in the neighborhood, too.
People get dinner before movies. And sometimes they get drinks after. Bar Carlo would like that. So would any of the other bars in the general vicinity. And if they’d like that, I’m sure someone else would, too. And maybe, just maybe, Foster could score another restaurant out of the deal. And who knows, maybe people from outside of the neighborhood would start visiting. You see, it’s a domino thing; strategery at its best. We need entertainment and restaurants and more people on our sidewalks…why not add a movie theater to make those things happen.
Sure, cross-walks, trees, and lights would be nice too. But that stuff’s coming, right (we’re holding you to that, PBOT)?
We have a few more needs on our wish list, and we’ll be sharing/taking suggestions until Christmas…at which point we’ll cross our fingers Santa delivers. Hint: one rhymes with “matural narket.” Another has to do with all the empty storefronts.