St Paul

Ready, Set, Action

by Peter Tanghe | Apr 02, 2013
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Summary:

I would suggest using the money to help St Paul (either Downtown, West Side or West Seventh) build a modern theater to show current mainstream and independent films. Ideally this would show great movies like they show in Landmark theaters at Uptown/Lagoon/Edina theaters but in an environment like the new ICON theaters in St Louis Park, with beverage service for adults.

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Peter

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Tanghe

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St Paul

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Ramsey

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United States, MN, Ramsey County

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Jason Lenzi

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St Paul: Ready, Set, Action

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

I would suggest using the money to help St Paul (either Downtown, West Side or West Seventh) build a modern theater to show current mainstream and independent films. Ideally this would show great movies like they show in Landmark theaters at Uptown/Lagoon/Edina theaters but in an environment like the new ICON theaters in St Louis Park, with beverage service for adults.

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

A clean, comfortable theater, showing good movies is a steady source of traffic and way to keep people and bring people into our city.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Currently most people need to leave St Paul if they want to see a movie in a modern seat or at a place that serves food/drinks. In addition people from Eastern Suburbs need to drive through St Paul to Uptown Minneapolis, Edina or western suburbs if they want to see an independent or arts film. So if St Paul could figure out a way to retain or attract these people it could be a steady way to bring in a couple of hundred people a week, who in turn would pay for parking, eat at local restaurants and spend their money in our town. By carefully selecting the films, this could be implemented in a way that minimizes impact on existing St Paul Theaters or will at least get them to update their seats.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

A great new, modern movie theater should be able to have a lasting effect for many years. If it is a destination then people will remember the time they saw a particular movie, went on that date, etc.

jandayangacho2013 jandayangacho2013 said: It needs a lot of time and preparation to make it work. - Paul Kadri about this Competition Entry. - 2585 days ago read more >

Peter Tanghe updated this Competition Entry. - 2852 days ago

Peter Tanghe submitted this idea. - 2852 days ago