Monthly Archives: January 2014

Brew and a Movie? Yes, please.

Hot buttered popcorn and a movie, ahhh!Visalia Times Delta: “Galaxy Theatres in Tulare will likely soon become the first movie house in Tulare County ready to serve beer and wine, joining a new trend in the motion picture business.”

I hope this happens. When we lived in Atascadero we would frequent the VIP Lounge at the Galaxy Theatre. It was quite an experience. I hope the Galaxy in Tulare goes whole hog and creates a VIP Lounge experience. It’s not about the booze to me, it’s about a better viewing experience that includes beer, wine and better food. The VIP Lounge in Atascadero improves the viewing experience with bigger, more comfortable, seating. That alone makes it worth the price of admission.

I’m sure there is plenty of local opposition to serving alcohol at a movie theatre, GASP! The horror! It’s not going to be what people think. The area that serves alcohol is separate from the main movie house and requires ID to enter, you have to be 21 or older. At least that’s how the Atascadero theatre is setup.

In the end, I hope we get it.

Bitwise Fresno

Fresno Bee: “We’re putting these companies in an environment where they are thriving by virtue of who their neighbor is and the shared intellectual capital that’s here,” Soberal said.

If for no other reason this is why Bitwise Fresno is important to techies in the San Joaquin Valley. I’ve been in the building and felt the energy, it’s fantastic.

Maybe some day, when I grow up, I’ll be able to actively participate in this awesome community.

If you’re in, or around, the Fresno area and are a developer, designer, or involved in computing technology I’d encourage you to visit Bitwise and talk to Mr. Soberal. He’s very approachable and a great guy, more importantly, he believes in what he’s doing.