Movie theater’s practices are hastening its demise

In the last year, Pueblo’s Tinseltown theater finally received some much-needed upgrades, such as luxury stadium seating that cinemas in Colorado Springs already long had offered moviegoers. But since the renovations were completed, fewer special events have been offered to the cinema’s customers. I used to enjoy attending many of the one-night screenings offered in … Continue reading Movie theater’s practices are hastening its demise

Scottsdale author lives some fans’ dream, continues Lucas legacy in ‘Star Wars’ novels

Special to the State Press Magazine Michael A. Stackpole gets to play in George Lucas' Star Wars universe, and he gets paid to do it. The 41-year-old Scottsdale resident is the author of Bantam Spectra's I, Jedi and five books in the X-wing series, including the just-released Isard's Revenge. He has also written for Dark … Continue reading Scottsdale author lives some fans’ dream, continues Lucas legacy in ‘Star Wars’ novels

Pastor goes Hollywood in Advent

Films in sermons help show Christmas' meaning The Tribune December is a time of celebration, family gatherings and a flurry of Christmas movies on television. Amid shopping countdowns and holiday stress, the pastor of Tri-City Alliance Church in Tempe is using Hollywood's holiday staples to stress the true meaning of Christmas to his congregation. Each … Continue reading Pastor goes Hollywood in Advent