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EgoFest Short Independent Filmfest

EFOFEST SHORT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL!! Friday, March 2nd 6pm - 8pm, followed by awards ceremony $5. Saturday, March 3rd 1pm - 8pm | $15 or $10 for Students, Seniors or Crossing Arts Members. Sunday, March 4th 11am - 2pm, $5. OR Weekend Pass, March 2 - 4, $20 ($15 for Students, Seniors or Crossing Arts Members)!! At CLC, Chalberg Theatre, 501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN. Tickets on sale at the CLC box office or online at www.clctickets.com.

Coming attractions

Lakes area moviegoers are getting an early look at preliminary plans for a renovated Movies 10 in Baxter, complete with new name — Lakeland Theatre.
The plans for the 12-screen movie complex with stadium seating and two additional auditoriums added to the existing Movies 10 theater were recently presented to the Baxter Planning and Zoning Commission and will move on for review by the city council. Check out Biz Buzz for more details on the theater renovations.

Films to see in 2012

Movies are just better on the big screen. That’s if the person next to you isn’t checking their smartphone every 5 minutes (they better be a brain
surgeon waiting for a call to the ER). For some reason they don’t think lighting up a dark room disturbs anyone around them. Seriously? How did
people make it through a 90-minute movie before mobile phones? Must have been a tougher breed of cat in the old days. They were willing to be
off-line to actually munch some overly priced popcorn and focus on a film. That’s why the theater can beat the comfort of the living room. It has your

Moviegoers to get luxury experience

For moviegoers the recently announced renovations to the Movies 10 in Baxter are coming at a good time but they may be measured by what’s happening about 60 miles to the south.
The Parkwood 18 movie theater in Waite Park is in the middle of a major renovation that will change the movie-going experience.
The Marcus Theatres cinema reports it is renovating every square inch of the place. Major changes are the addition of a restaurant — the Zaffiro’s Pizzeria and Bar.