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Bennington Banner from Bennington, Vermont • 2

Bennington Banneri
Bennington, Vermont
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LOCALSTATE 2 BENNINGTON BANNER FRIDAY. JUNE 27, 1997 Cinema 1-2-3 reopens as Movieplex orninq Briefing Friday, June 27 AocuWeatter hncuX tor daytimt condition and htgh torrywraturea That might include what some people call arthouse movies." The opening selection of films fits well with the vision of the owners. Moviegoers can choose from Speed 2: Cruise Control, in only its third week of release, The English Patient, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, and the less well-known but critically regarded Chasing Amy. Neither Mullin nor Couture was concerned with the presence of the larger Cinema 7 just around the corner. "Obviously, we wouldn't be here if we didn't think we could survive," Mullin said.

Mullin and Couture own a 9-plex in downtown Rutland, a 4-plex in West Rutland, and a duplex in Rutland Town, as well as three eight-screen theaters in New York. Both men see similarities between operating in Bennington and operating in Rutland. "Rutland and Bennington are both nice quiet towns, where movies are a major form of entertainment," Mullin said. Bennington Movieplex will begin its business life with The English Patient at 6:30 p.m., followed by Speed 2 at 6:50 and Chasing Amy at 7. Speed 2 and Chasing Amy will be shown again at 9:30, while the English Patient will air for the second time at 9:20.

ROBERT HUELIN Speca to fie Banner NORTH BENNINGTON The cinema wars that have raged across America for much of the nineties are coming to Bennington this weekend when the Bennington Movieplex, formerly Cinema 1-2-3, reopens after a two-year absence. The theater, operated by Cinema North of Rutland, is scheduled to open for business tonight. Bennington Movieplex will feature first-run films, low ticket prices and one of the largest theater house in the region. The theater is located in the Bennington Plaza on Route 67, next to Ames just down the road from Cinema 7, which has seven movie houses. Kipp Mullin and Gerry Couture, owners of Cinema North, expressed enthusiasm for their return to the Bennington area.

Ten years ago, their last time in Bennington, they owned and operated Cinema 1-2-3. "The theater was available and we think Bennington can support 10 screens," Couture said. Bennington Movieplex will be competing with Cinema 7, which is owned by Mel Stewart, the man who purchased Cinema 1-2-3 from Cinema North in 1987. Stewart was unavailable for comment. The newest addition to the Bennington "People remember this place as one of the nicer theaters in the area." GERRY COUTURE Bennington Movieplex theater scene has three screens, the largest of which, Theater 1, seats 270.

"This is the biggest in town," Couture said of the movie house. "People remember this place as one of the nicer theaters in the area. We've put in new seats and new carpet. We've painted. Now we have to do a lot of clean-up," Couture said.

Along with the spruced-up look of die theater, Cinema 1-2-3 will feature competitive services and pricing. Admission for an adult will be $5.25. children and seniors will be charged $3. All matinee seats will be $3. Additionally, the owners hope to bring in some films that might not be seen otherwise in Bennington.

"We will be showing first-run films," Mullin said. "However, we hope that the added screenage will allow us to bring in movies that might not be shown otherwise. rrQ Jl Caribou 1 7CM i-' i Jl, Boston 8y Toronto 80 L-v 1 A Sprtrtfiald 861 Buffalo 1 82 I -T PBsburgh8en uiff' Ocean 881 Teens arrested; cruisers rammed WAccuWeather, Inc. 3.ES3 EH E33.ES ESlv iNOMQt MM MTIMMS KUVttS SNOW Ct SUNNY WT CLOUDY O.OUOY VkAnocUmPmt Hospital Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 28 at the Old First Church Barn on Monument Circle. Fresh strawberry shortcake, lemonade and iced tea will be served from 1 p.m.

to 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Old First Church Restoration Fund. SHAFTSBURY The Shaftsbury Fire Department will be hosting its annual Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Shaftsbury Fire House.

The event will include activities for young and old: hands-on extinguisher demonstrations, police fingerprinting, rescue demonstrations and a smoky firehouse drill. BENNINGTON A small Thursday, June 26 Admissions Ann Fleming of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Irma McCoy of Manchester Center, Rachel Ryan of Bennington. Discharges William Bakaitis of North Bennington, Barbara Beagle of Bennington, Charles Cornell of Buskirk, Joann Ely of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Births A daughter was born on June 26 to Annette and Timothy Baldic of Bennington. A daughter was born on June 26 to Tiffany and Louis Tobin of Woman caught in liquor sting questions fines BELLOWS FALLS (AP) She's lost her job, and now wonders how she'll pay the $300 fine for selling alcohol to a mature-looking 18-year-old who happened to be working for the Vermont Department of Liquor Control.

Anita Lyon was working as a clerk at the Fleming Oil Co. Mini-Mart on a busy Friday night last month when a young woman came in and bought a four-pack of wine coolers. She looked at least 25, Lyon later said, so the clerk didn't bother to check for proof of age. Bad mistake. The customer was working for the state Department of Liquor Control.

Fleming Oil Mini-Mart was one dT eight out of 27 Windham County stores nabbed in a state liquor enforcement sting. charged with third degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony and fourth degree criminal facilitation, resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, first degree unlawful imprisonment, a felony, and as a fugitive from justice stemming from a recent house arrest escape in Vermont. Onorato was also remanded to Rensselear County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. N.Y. State Police Captain Lawrence Walraed explained that the unlawful imprisonment charge came from statements given by the other passengers.

According to the two other youths, Onorato implied that he had a gun in his possession, verbally threatening Bortell and forced her to flee police and repeatedly hit the police car which pursued them, attempting to run it off the road. Bortell and Onorato will appear in Brunswick Town Court in New York oa Monday, June 30 at 10 a.m. for a preliminary hearing. The juvenile will appear in family court in New York on July 2. All of the teenagers are expected to face charges in Vermont as a result of the ROBERT HUELIN Special to the Banner HOOSICK FALLS Three Bennington youths were arrested Thursday after they stole a car and involved police in a high speed chase down Route 7 in New York.

Police said the teenagers repeatedly rammed police cars and flung debris at the pursuing officers in attempts to escape capture. There were no reported injuries to any of the parties involved in the incident. The Rensselear County Sheriff's Department was informed at approximately 1 a.m. by Bennington police that two patrol cars and the Vermont State Police were attempting to stop a stolen vehicle which had been involved' in a hit-and-run accident in Bennington, and had fled along Route 7 into Hoosick Falls. A New York State trooper was able to get hi front of the stolen car, which then repeatedly struck the Sheriff's car.

Both vehicles went off the road near Lake Lorraine, but each managed to return to the road. The chase continued for another couple of miles before police were able to stop the stolen Police said the teens repeatedly rammed police cars and flung debris. vehicle. Carmen L. Bortell, 16, of 1003 East Main Street in Bennington was the driver of the car.

She was charged with first degree reckless endangerment second degree criminal mischief and third degree criminal possession of stolen property, all felonies. Bortell was also charged with traffic violations including reckless driving, failure to keep right, failure to use the designated lane and failure to comply with a police officer. She was remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. Riding iri the" front seat 6f the vehicle was a from Bennington, who was charged with third degree criminal possession of stolen property. The juvenile was remanded to the Wynantskill Detention Facility.

Christopher J. Onorato, 18, of 323 School Bennington was the second passenger. He was exhibition about the recent A daughteum grchcologicalexcavatioirof the born on June 26 to Deborah' and y.S. Pottery o. site wUl be'dis-Donald Myers of Bennington.

Splayed at the Benniington Free All births took-place at the Library. On view will be photographs of the dig and examples of representative and particularly interesting shards found. The exhibit runs through July 31. Corrections Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Announcements BENNINGTON A vegetarian potluck dinner is Tuesday, July 1, at 6 p.m.

at the Bradford residence on 4 Whipstock Road in Bennington. Call 447-7065. BENNINGTON The First Congregational Church's VERMONT A picture of a women playing Frisbee was misidentified in Thursday's Banner. The correct name is Candy Shores. STEAKHOUSE Mike Pinsonneault is Back FRIDAY LUNCH SPECIAL Macaroni Cheese wVegelaWe, Ron A Butter ft Pleasant Valley uer 1 A A A 1U $3.95 OPEN 7 DAYS Monday-Saturday open 1 1 am Sundav at 5 n.m.

CU for Fret Conmerdal and Barry Horst M2-44M071 ReiidcatUI Estimates Willy Hall. 518-WMXM4 Located off RL 9, 3 Miles West of Bennington on Pleasant Valley Road yLrways open till Midnight Accommodating Smokers a Madison Brewing Co. In our LoungeDining Area 716 East Main Street Bennington, Uermont (802) 447-1 226 IE music suaic 2 yx I i 1 fVv Hi CSV ''3B PM II III I $3 C.u.r FRIDAY SATURDAY, JUNE 27 28 yr5. ri urc naunv OFF BuueWiKlioM uitoWUub save on permanently reduced clearance merchandise 428 Main Bennington, Vermont 8024B-REWS Track the Savings i. ciiohtt'c auto repair -n -r niawnliiuifii'iiii'M i i mnii nVnf 24 Hour Flatbed Wrecker Service "Motor Club Affiliated" BENNINGTON BANNER Telephone 447-7567 Classified 447-0332 Fax 442-3413 The Bennington Banner (USPS050-340) is published daily except Sundays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day lor $100 a year by North Eastern Publishing Company, 425 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201.

Periodicals postage paid at Bennington, Vt. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Bennington Banner, 425 Main Bennington, VT 05201. A member ol the Associated Press. National advertising representative Landon Associates, Inc. Home Delivery S1 1 per month, 3 months $30, 6 months $55 and 1 year $100.

All subscriptions payable in advance. Subscription rates by mail In County Out ol County 1 month $13.00 1 month $15.00 3 months $37.00 3 months $42.00 6 months $70.00 6 months $78.00 1 year $132.00 1 year $144.00 Foreign mail Double U.S. rate. Current single copies 50t per issue. Back issues $1 per issue.

The deadline lor Monday through Friday subscription changes is 3 p.m. the previous business day. Changes for Saturday must be make by 5 p.m. Thursday. Credit will be Issued after 10:00 a.m.

for missing or damaged papers. BENNINGTON BANNER POLICIES Death Notices, Obituaries There is no charge for obituaries in the Bennington Banner. Free obituaries include all pertinent information about the deceased, including next oi kin, military and employment history, church affiliation, hobbies, and funeral and church service Information. For additional copy and a photograph, the lees are as such: 125 Star of David: $25 Cross: 125 American Flag: $25 Other Emblem (you provide) $25 Additional copy up to 1 50 words): $30 Additional Copy (up to 300 words): $60 To run a full obituary a second time: $S0 Engagement and wedding announcements musl be written on the proper Banner form, which are available in the Newsroom, or by calling Maureen Burke at 447-7567. Today and Tomorrow! STILL REMODELING SO WE'RE 1 rrkl 1992 Subaru dl K- A Loyale Wagon 1 1 4x4, One Owner in 6,695 1990 Ford F-150 Low Miles HAVING AN INSIDEOUTSIDE SIDEWALK SALE 1990 Duick Skylark 2Door 3,495 1991 Ford jrauru 4 Door, Sedan, Loaded 5,1 95 6,195 i Oftfflnri piNt hIImI oftafiRQ priMisV vMofi JCPenney' Qualify Prc-Owncd Cars Trucks.

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