Heartland moving film fest location

August 13, 2012
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When the Heartland Film Festival gets rolling in October, southsiders used to seeing screenings on their turf will have to do a little commuting. Northwesters, though, will have things a little easier.

This year, in an effort to build audiences, AMC Traders Point 12 will share duties with mainstay AMC Castleton Square 14 as the main locations for Heartland films.

Films will be announced Aug. 23.

Will this increase your chance of attending Heartland? Reduce?

Your thoughts?

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  • Which Way?
    Southsiders versus northsiders? Looks to be like its all north, just east and west.
  • Sigh.
    This really bums me out. I live near Southport and this is one of the few independent-movie events that we have on this side of the city. When Key Cinemas closed a few years ago, we lost our one movie arthouse. I'm so used to driving to the northside for many things (to Landmark, to Costco, to Trader Joe's), but I wish the northsiders would drive south once in a while. The Festival obviously was not getting good attendance at the southside location. It's just too bad.
  • nerts
    This will not just reduce but eliminate my chances of attending.
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  • From the Fort
    As someone who travels from Fort Wayne each year for Heartland and tries to maximize the number of films seen in a short visit, this is a welcome change. It will make bouncing from one theater to another much easier and make it possible for me to see more films.
  • Cheers from the NW side
    I've driven south for this festival for years, and didn't go at all last year because of the drive. I'm thrilled that it will be so convenient for a change.
  • Areyoureallysurprised?
    The organization has made many changes. Unfortunately, those changes have turned some dedicated volunteers away, cost jobs for long time and not-so long time staff, and hoisted the reputation of the Indy Film Fest (not unfortunate!), which is entirely volunteer driven. I still believe in the mission, but really wonder where the organization is heading. I wish them the best of luck.
  • sorry for southside
    We take vacation time to attend as many HFF films as possible, having gone mostly to Castleton, but also the southside theatre. I am sorry for the southside location not getting enough attenders. The Trader's Point location is a welcome addition to our driving plans, being even more convenient to us than Castleton
  • Heartland and the southside
    If people would actually GO en masse to the films, Heartland would stay. It is not rocket science. If southsiders and others filled the theaters, Heartland would stay. It's Econ 101. C'mon people, THINK
  • NOT SO
    I'M ONE SOUTHSIDER THAT DOES NOT BELIEVE THE STORY ABOUT NOT ENOUGH ATTENDEES. I'VE STOOD UNTIL ALL THE PRE SOLD TICKETS SAT BEFORE I COULD GO IN THEN HAD TO TAKE THE DREGS OF SEATING. CAN'T THINK OF ANY TIME I'VE GONE (AND THAT'S ABOUT 10 TIMES EACH YEAR) THAT THE THEATRE WAS NOT FULL OR NEARLY SO. WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THIS YEAR. ADD THE PRICE OF GAS TO THE TICKET PRICES AND IT'S OUT OF MY BUDJET. VERY SAD. I LOVED THAT FESTIVAL.
  • It all comes down to money
    I agree with Bob, Heartland, just like all not-for-profits, needs to make money in order to continue and I am sure that Heartland regrets having to make the decision but I trust in doing this they are looking to ensure that Heartland will be around for 21 more years.

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