D.C.’s new West End Cinema “a compliment, not a competitor”

Continuing what is unexpectedly a series on competition and collaboration…

There must be something in the water in D.C. or Jamie Shor, co-founder of the new West End Cinema, has been hanging out with Steve Buttry, Tom Meyer and Seth Hurwitz.

In an article in today’s Washington Post, “D.C.’s West End Cinema to provide outlet for smaller films“, Ann Hornaday writes:

Although the Landmark theaters on E Street and in Bethesda show independent movies, as well as the Avalon and the AFI Silver Theatre, the West End will be “a complement, not a competitor” to those venues, Shor said. “I’m a firm believer that a rising tide raises all ships. We only benefit from each other being here.”

Just as Meyer and Hurwitz spoke about music venues and Buttry wrote about the news business, Shor seems into the idea that more of a certain product doesn’t necessarily mean less business for others in the same industry.