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1.21.2008

I Knew Something Was Up

I always liked this place (The Metro Cinema in Colleyville) but it is an absolute beating to get to - it's on Highway 26 in between North Richland Hills and Grapevine.

Anyway, I was there in December and something seemed very strange. First, the apathetic ticket taker informed me that "No Country For Old Men" was not showing at 7:00 p.m. despite what the theater's own website said earlier in the day. "Oh, that site changes all the time," she told me. Thanks, girl. You might want to look for a job other than in customer service.

And then, oddly, in the bar/restaurant area, there were two huge blank spaces where flat screens TVs used to be.

But I got a shocking update tonight on Fox 4 News. The place has shut down. The power has been shut off. Employee checks are bouncing. And on Thursday the Texas Comptroller's office came in and confiscated some computers for unpaid taxes.

But the theater continued to sell tickets over the weekend despite the place being locked up tighter than a drum.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so lonely.

Anonymous said...

The movie industry is pretty much dying off as they have no talent left in Hollywood. Less and less enjoy the theater experience as it's easier to watch at home on your big screen without the price gouging and rude, inconsiderate people around you. I wouldn't want to own a local theater at this point in time.

Anonymous said...

So isn't that criminal fraud?

Anonymous said...

taxes are a civil matter.

Ettas GGson

Anonymous said...

Selling tickets to customers for services that can't be rendered (due to the building being locked up) isn't a civil matter.

Anonymous said...

The guy that runs it has ALL sorts of problems....
http://www.localnewsonly.com/2008lno/news/01_2008/08_01_21metrocloses.htm

Anonymous said...

7:33, stealing someone's money is not a civil matter.

Anonymous said...

Hey Loony Tune! .... uhhh ... THEFT is a civil matter? The guy sells tickets, takes money for a show that isn't there and it is CIVIL? Are you here legally? Get back on your meds.

Anonymous said...

Number one> The owner is Wiliam baldrige per the star telegram, not this guy
:http://www.localnewsonly.com/2008lno/news/01_2008/

number two> He didn;t shut down because he wanted to take someones money. He had state help.

ggson

Anonymous said...

News Flash 10:02 it is that guy, I know the Cop that arrested him in front of the buisness and I know the Bonds man that got him out.....sorry to have busted your bubble Walter Cronkite

Anonymous said...

Baldridge was arrested on December 15, 2007 outside his theater.

Gorilla said...

Saw I Am Legend there a couple of weekends ago. Place was nasty - french fries and popcorn all down my seat. Guess they couldn't pay the cleaning crew either.

Gator said...

Where's Denny Crane when you need him...he would sue the pants off those ticket-selling fools then shoot their crazy asses.

Anonymous said...

10:41

i know he got busted, an employee called him in to the popo

trust me, i know about this, and the link went to some other guy not baldrige

ggson