Loeews ignoble profiteering: Loews, Loew, Loewest

						Jan. 23, 1999

Andrew C. XXX
XXX 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

Loews Cineplex
711 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10022

Loews management:

The excess of advertising and preview promotion I witnessed
this evening at your 19th Street, Manhattan, Cineplex will keep me
away from your theaters for the foreseeable future.  Fifteen
minutes of a captive audience may seem like a marketing fantasy
to you, but I can assure you it is a waste of my time.  

Having garnered most of the theaters in New York, you may feel
that anything goes - whatever the market supports is what you
will subject people to.  Nevertheless, I would like you to know
that, although I can't get back the $8.75 I paid to sit through that 
drivel, I will not be giving you my money in the future. 
Nor will I look favorably on any product that says Sony  on it. 
This letter, furthermore, will be on my web site, so that other
people who happen to be searching for any odd combination of
words in one of the various search engines on the internet may
happen to read about my dissatisfaction.  In fact, I intend to
produce a page about the monopolization of the theater business,
and the gross advertising that is becoming common thanks to
companies such as yourself. So, I would estimate that many people
other than yourselves will learn about the issues I present to
you here.

Don't bother to send me free tickets, as they will not be needed. 
That is, unless you change your ways.  It could actually be
profitable you know.


Andrew C. XXX