Reginans Are A Hardy Lot — Not!

Strolling through Victoria Park on my way to the library a few minutes ago, I encountered maybe 25 warmly dressed people, some equipped with lawn chairs and thermoses, milling about. They were there for the Cinema Under the Stars film series that’s been presented in downtown Regina for a few summers now. Screening tonight was the heart-warming animated classic Up! (trailer below). But I guess because of the damp and dreary weather, the screening had been cancelled.

Working at prairie dog earlier that evening, I didn’t receive any word of the cancellation. And none of the people who I ran into in the park and on the plaza had either. Two young women who I spoke to briefly by the Cenotaph described conditions as “chilly, but not unbearable.” I had a hoodie and toque on, but I’d agree with that assessment. As long as you were dressed for the weather, it was a tolerable night. No different than watching a Rider game at Mosaic Stadium on a chilly fall even — wait a minute! Maybe what downtown Regina needs to make Cinema Under the Stars really take off is a portable domed movie theatre!

Author: Gregory Beatty

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6 thoughts on “Reginans Are A Hardy Lot — Not!”

  1. We have itchy trigger fingers when it comes to cancelling things around here due to slightly different weather. In fact, the excuse given may as well be: “Sorry to inform you that this event has been cancelled/pool has been closed due to slightly different conditions from what we had wished for.”

  2. Wascana Pool closed at 10:45 am this morning!! We were still swimming, we had to just get out!!! Others came at 11, to be greeted with a closed door, and probably more people came at noon for the Masters class….

    There was NO lightning. It was not even raining, though we have swum in the rain often. The water was WARM!!

    A decision was made. We had to get out of the pool and leave, even though it was the only place to swim. The Lawson is closed. Inexplicable. Maddening!!

  3. Similar when I was drivin South on Elphistoned about 2 weeks ago, and the 1st and only construction no left turn sign was mabye 20 yards north of College,just south of 15th ave., and it was placed in the right hand lane between 2 parked cars.
    This is very far from the 1st time I have encountered BS local road signage like this in the last 10 years.
    So the city can’t rent a sign(s) & place them on Sask/Vic or 13th, to tell me that College ave is closed???

    To the Inside city personnel You are all fucking greedy pension grabbing Idiots!

  4. I was going to add, I think it’s a mild form of authoritarianism to decide: “Let’s close it down, boys & girls…” Patrons get NO say, someone just pads their management credentials: “Conditions we’re just, oh, I dunno, ‘off’…so I made the call to ‘shut ‘er down’. In all honesty, it wasn’t a tough call to make at all. When things don’t feel ‘quite right’ you pull the trigg. It’s an honour to have that kind of power.”

  5. This was the second time the Up! screening was canceled; the same thing happened a couple weeks ago when it was a little cool (but not raining).

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