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Oh, SmAlbany!

Daily posts and occasional longer essays about politics, culture, and life in the Capital Region...updated M-F, midmorning


"I write this not as a booster of Albany, which I am, nor an apologist for the city, which I sometimes am, but rather as a person whose imagination has become fused with a single place, and in that place finds all the elements that a man ever needs..." -W. Kennedy, from O Albany!

Furthermore...

The area outside the movie theaters at Crossgates last night felt alive for the first time in ages. Long lines to get into the movie, tons of people in line for popcorn, and a general buzz in the air. Just fantastic fun. It's not often that you can get a mega-plex like Regal 18 crowded. It reminded me of the old Fox theater on Wolf Road in the 80's.

We saw a brother and sister, about age 5, dressed up as Padme and Anakin, complete with lightsaber. I was worried that little Anakin wouldn't take it well when he observed the on-screen Anakin go bad, but he was all smiles walking out of the theater.
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