No, it's not about saving costs or conserving energy to shore up national security. It's just a plain old broken furnace. That said, the fact remains that it is cold at the Parkway. As theater owner Kyle Fischer told the audience in a special-edition trailer that the Express glimpsed over the weekend, "We had a choice. We could either close down, or we could buy blankets. We bought blankets." They are also offering free coffee, tea, and hot cocoa at the concession stand.
The Speakeasy folks hope to get a new furnace within the next couple of weeks, but it's not cheap, and talks with the landlord are ongoing. For updates, you can go to the Speakeasy Web site and sign up for the newsletter.
In the meantime, acknowledges programmer Will Viharo, the Parkway is trying to make the best of a bad situation. "We have some goodwill out there," he told the Express. "But we don't want to squander it by having our customers get pneumonia."
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