Sunday, March 27, 2005

Charleston, South Carolina IMAX - still burying its head in 6,000 year old sand

Apparently refusing to see the light (unlike her Texas contemporary Carol Murray), Liza Buzzelli of the Charleston, South Carolina IMAX has yet to alter her programming schedule to include screenings of "Volcanoes of The Deep Sea" - despite the windfall revenues she might earn in light of her controversial comments to the NYT reporter Cornelia Dean.

'We have definitely a lot more creation public than evolution public,'' said Lisa Buzzelli, who directs the Charleston Imax Theater in South Carolina, a commercial theater next to the Charleston Aquarium. Her theater had not ruled out ever showing ''Volcanoes,'' Ms. Buzzelli said, ''but being in the Bible Belt, the movie does have a lot to do with evolution, and we weigh that carefully.''

Apparently when it comes to the weighing the potential of controversy-inspired windfall revenues against the principle of caving into Creationist censorship pressure, Liza has chosen the latter.

This is a principled stand Liza, but what of your responsibility to your company's shareholders? Don't they deserve a slice of that revenue?

If you are a shareholder of the Charleston IMAX cinema or you happen to live in Charleston, South Carolina and don't mind the odd bit of Darwinist blasphemy, why not drop Liza a line.


Anonymous Duane said...

Ms. Buzzelli,

I think I can speak for all the members of the Christian fundamentalist community when I express my heartfelt gratitude in your decision to shield the people in Charleston, South Carolina from the cognitive dissonance that the film "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea" would engender in any devout Christian.

The very notion that such a blasphemous film would even be contemplated let alone distributed in a Judeo-Christian America is offensive at its core. As a result of these Hollywood liberals and their culture of science, it's left to you, the theater manager, to assume the responsibility for what the Charleston community should and should not see. I'm sure that heavy burden has come with its share of hateful emails from Godless liberals. Your decision to keep the community on the God-fearing path despite these pressures should be publicly commended.

Lest we forget, it took courageous action on the part of pious church and community leaders to brand Nicholas Copernicus a heretic when he suggested that the Earth was not at the center of the universe. And had the Church been successful in suppressing the blasphemy of Galileo, mankind would never have violated God's great creation of the Moon and Space. And while no educated person since the third century B. C. believed the earth was flat, neither did exposing uneducated people to that knowledge serve any practical purpose except to exacerbate their Satanic inquisitiveness, leading to the discovery of America and all the Godless activities that have ensued here ever since.

We know that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. It puts strange thoughts into people's minds, and those people might begin to question the wisdom of God's teaching. It's reassuring to know that the IMAX theater is doing its part to keep that from ever happening.

So thank you again for keeping Charleston, South Carolina a soothing oasis of fundamentalism in the boiling cauldron of secular knowledge in a modern twenty-first society at large.

Yours truly,
Duane Galensky

30 March 2005 at 03:25  
Blogger Jon Seymour said...

If I was an American, I'd vote for Duane for president in '08. Not only would rhetoric like this easily carry the South, the fireworks in January '09 when he revealed his true agenda would be rather spectacular :-)

Run, Duane, run!

30 March 2005 at 10:19  

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