The New York Times has a fantastic article today about small-town North Dakota movie theaters making a hard-earned comeback. It’s really well done and does a great job of lightheartedly describing what makes North Dakota special where other writers would just make crude jokes and insults about the state.
Here’s an excerpt from this story, which you should read:
Films veer heavily toward G and sometimes PG-13 ratings.
"Sex and the City?” said Ms. Freier, the Roxy volunteer. “People don’t relate to that here.”
Lauren Larson, a school counselor in Fargo and co-owner with her husband, Steve, of the Delchar, has a motherly eye. When she spied a 14-year-old watching “The Last Boy Scout,” which is rated R, she called his father. “It’s hard for me to let them in when I know the movie is not good for them,” she said.