As more theaters converted to high-quality digital projection, FunTime Cinemas knew it had to keep up with the times. There was one small problem: the cost. Independent from the industry behemoths, the community-focused FunTime Cinemas needed some help to fund the conversion and maintain its affordable ticket prices. So it reached out to its patrons through the Dollars for Digital campaign, which helped raise enough money for all three theaters to become 100% digital. The updated projection allows FunTime to continue showcasing the newest major releases, as well as special one-time screenings of smaller features, with crisp picture and sound at deeply discounted prices.
Hello Gorgeous Consignment Boutique outfits fashionistas with a rotating selection of discounted wares from brands such as Coach, Juicy Couture, and Banana Republic, earning best-consignment shop accolades from Harrisburg Magazine in 2011. Treasure-seekers scour racks for shoes, shawls, and formal eveningwear or pose in front of mirrored walls to ask their reflection's opinion on their outfit. Eager to give back to the community, Hello Gorgeous allows consigners to donate part of the profits from the sale of their clothing to a local school or charitable organization.
Winner of the 1st Place Keystone Press Award for editorial writing in 2010, the Central Penn Business Journal tracks down exclusive reports as one of the only publications specializing in local business news in the area. A six-month subscription includes weekly delivery of the print journal, as well as access to the weekly digital edition and past articles archived online, making neglected library microforms go green with jealousy and festering ivy. From local businesses to corporate giants such as Hershey, the journal covers area enterprises of all sizes, digging up in-depth news and surveying state and nationwide economic trends. Subscribers can take in breaking business news from the online Morning Roundup, peruse the paper's award-winning editorial section for analytical coverage, or attend a local event listed in the 10 Things to Do This Weekend column.
Libelle Company Store stocks vegan goodies that bring a natural, organic aura to bodies and homes. Itchy skins can lather in a selection of handmade skincare products such as a fragrant bar of olive oil soap ($5.87). Libelle's jewelry and accessories are made all over the world from natural materials such as wood, glass, bone, and gemstones. Attract attention with a wooden bead shell leaf necklace, an orange, wooden bead and disc necklace with shell leafs ($21.99). Aromatherapy items such as soy candles ($9.99 for an 8 oz.) access the brain's industrial olfactory without the use of unpleasant chemicals. After receiving a soothing, free gift wrap, each eco-friendly purchase at Libelle is sure to please both environmentally conscious earth-dwellers and empathetic extraterrestrials.
Creative Elegance’s chic collection of clothing and accessories stretches across 17 uniquely themed rooms and has earned the boutique a spot on Central PA magazine’s Hot List. With swaddlings for women and children of varying sizes, visitors are bound to find comfortable threads within the antique 200-year old house. Skinny cargo pants by Jag embrace gams with form-fitting leg sleeves and several pockets, which are great for holding articles of change such as quarters or metamorphosing caterpillars ($92). Jeans by Mu and Beija-Flor come in a spectrum of colors, washes, and styles ($89–$200), and undergarments by Spanx help physiques achieve slenderness ($25–$72). Sweaters by Tribal warm torsos with plushy patterns ($79–$109), and the NueVa vest and black leather belt provide a better excuse to show off toned arms than “my sleeves were eaten by barracudas” ($139).
Within its page-filled premises, Cupboard Maker Books stocks more than 100,000 hard-to-find hardback and paperback titles in categories ranging from Americana to writing. Foxtrot into an unusual collection of miscellany by F. Scott Fitzgerald ($6.11), ideal for Jazz Age aficionados or lovers of dignified first initials. Mystery lovers thrill to Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ($1.99), and fans of visual art and brevity may curl up with the 61-page illustrated version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ($3.87) in the store’s comfortable lounging area. Should stacks of selections cause seekers' heads to spin, a staff of friendly bookworms is always on hand to offer recommendations or help find specific titles with expertly wielded dowsing rods.