Went to the movies last night at the multiplex cinema in the Molfetta Outlet Mall. This place is also known as the Molfetta Fashion District, probably because 90% of the shops are clothing shops. But, there's also this big, American style movie theater that shows 12 films at a time.
This raises various questions along the lines of...what about the little local cinema that is now seriously struggling to survive? And, what do you think about these mega-corporate ventures that stifle/kill local enterprise? Are the jobs at the mall worth it in the long run?
And what about the architectural issues? This mall has a very striking architectural style, generic "Mediterranean" perhaps is its intent...but it has no connection whatsoever with local constructions.
I go to both cinemas. The one in town is closer to home, less crowded and cheaper. There's no popcorn, but, at the prices they're charging for it at the mall...I can survive without!
15 hours ago