This week downtown's Kimball's Twin Peak opens its last art film, according to proprietor Kimball Bayles. The theater will remain open through August, showing first-run films throughout the summer. Bayles then plans to look for a smaller venue, preferably downtown, to re-create the kind of small art cinema he used to run in the Poor Richard's complex, featuring exclusively art, independent and foreign films.
Fans of the old Kimball's Cinema will no doubt welcome the change. Due to the costs of running a large two-screen theater, Bayles has not been able to run the smaller films that won him a loyal art film audience before, and Colorado Springs' film scene has suffered from that loss.
This week Bayles opens Me Myself I, an Australian flick starring Rachel Griffiths (Hilary and Jackie) as a single, thirty-something journalist who longs for married life until she is hit by a car one day and mysteriously becomes the woman she thinks she wants to be. Written and filmed in the parallel universe tradition of Sliding Doors and Run, Lola, Run.