The great Galaxy
It would be a travesty to raze the Galaxy Theater, Cary’s only truly local movie theater that is totally accessible to the disabled and elderly. As someone who uses a walker, it doesn’t force me to climb multitudes of stairs inside to get a good seat or be relegated to a first or second row, thereby craning my neck to see the screen.
How civilized to enjoy a glass of wine with a biscotti or oversized oatmeal-raisin cookie instead of all the junk food, which is salted or sweetened in excess, so that patrons are almost forced to buy a sugary drink.
Why do we need another Harris Teeter when there are two in close proximity, one on Walnut Street adjacent to Cary Towne Center and another at Harrison Avenue and Maynard Road? If a third HT is requisite, why not renovate the totally empty space nearby where T.J. Maxx once resided?
Instead of tearing down a much-loved and unique theater, one that hosts a Jewish Film Festival, an Indian Film Festival, a Latin Film Festival and shows independent, international and documentary films at reasonable ticket prices far below those at the megaplexes, the developers and the Town of Cary should applaud and encourage diversity as opposed to homogeny.
Lauren G. Hoffman