Duncan’s only motion picture theatre has closed its doors.
Caprice Cinemas, which has operated for 10 years at 404 Duncan St., closed completely as of Dec. 30.
The theatre’s Fb web site prolonged a “massive” thank you to absolutely everyone who supported it more than the past decade.
“We could not have carried out it with out you,” the Facebook submitting stated.
“This was not an simple determination and we realize it was unexpected, but know that we are all completely devastated by it. All over again, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for 10 fantastic many years. We will overlook all of your smiling faces.”
The theatre’s Fb site gained hundreds of responses from people who have attended films there about the yrs, sharing their memories and expressing goodbye to a beloved facility in the group,
Kim Elrick claimed she was saddened to hear that Caprice Cinemas is closing.
“I beloved acquiring a nearby location to go to,” she claimed.
“I have an understanding of the charges have turn into prohibitive and the volume of film goers has lessened, but be sure to know we valued your organization immensely and you will be missed.”
Beverley Schoyen thanked the theatre for hanging in there for so prolonged and trying to continue being aggressive with all of the streaming products and services readily available and enormous televisions.
“The group simply cannot complain due to the fact we did not arrive plenty of, easy as that,” she reported.
“It’s a signal of the instances.”
Mali Munroe calls herself an unabashedly enthusiastic foodie.
Munroe, a therapist who functions in Duncan and lives in Nanaimo, has been viewing dining places in southern Vancouver Island and showcasing them on her YouTube foods vlog, known as Famished Foodie, given that final summertime.
She has frequented close to 20 eateries so considerably, including the Cowichan Valley’s Kahuna Burger, Brunch on 3rd, Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery, Accurate Grain Bakery, Neko Ramen and Genoa Bay Cafe.
“The charge of a restaurant food has elevated 13 for each cent more than the previous three a long time, so feeding on out is additional of a fiscal financial investment then it was pre-COVID,” Munroe reported.
“Planning for a social party, a excellent proposal, a graduation, a birthday celebration or just likely out to enjoy a leisurely food, you never want any one expressing, ‘Well, at the very least the business was good’. It’s my mission to just take the risk out of having out by my sampling food stuff and sharing my impressions with you as you sign up for me in some entertaining foodie adventures at Famished Foodie.”
Munroe said she has gained e-mail and correspondence from persons all around the world thanking her for her restaurant opinions.
“My very long-phrase objective is to stop by and aspect restaurants on the mainland, and throughout Canada and the total planet,” she claimed.
“It’s a good pleasure for me to assist area eateries and give a big shout out as I showcase just about every restaurant’s possess model of yumminess.”
Eggs Benedict with Bacon at Brunch on 3rd will air on Jan. 7, and Huapia Pie and Enthusiasm Fruit Cheesecake from Aloha Bowls will air on Jan. 14. Obtain her at Famished Foodie on Youtube.
There will be a foodstuff tasting at reFRESH Cowichan on Jan. 16 to allow the store’s kitchen area staff to introduce a new line of frozen meals that will be extra to its fridge and freezer portion.
In 2018, Cowichan Eco-friendly Community started reFRESH Cowichan, a food items restoration application that collects countless numbers of kilos of clean fruits and greens each individual week from local grocery stores and distributes the donated make to regional associates, this sort of as meals banking companies, day cares, soup kitchens, shelters, and educational facilities.
Supervisor Sarah Knight said reFRESH Cowichan, situated at 360 Duncan St., also sells to the community at its store and is functioning toward getting a reduced-earnings shop where by everybody will want to do their grocery shopping.
She reported the 9 new frozen foods that will be analyzed by the general public at its menu tasting on Jan. 16, which involve these healthy favourites as lemon pepper hen, are fresh-frozen meals that can be microwaved at household.
“We’re holding the absolutely free general public tasting (which runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) to get feed-back on our new menu before we sell it in the shop,” Knight reported.
“We’re inquiring folks to RSVP us so we can get some idea of how lots of people today to assume.”
The retailer can be arrived at at 250-748-8506, and Knight can be emailed at [email protected].