One of the downsides of living in Tri-Cities is trying to see a great film in a movie theater. So many of the films tabbed to be Academy Award nominees just don't get booked here while three or four screens are dedicated to Despicable Me 3 in 3-D.

Are we really that backward? We care enough about cheap-thrill sequels to give them them multiple screens when award-winning movies are showing in other cities?

Recent examples:

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