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The movies are a mission for Baltimore's George Figgs
The movies are a mission for Baltimore's George Figgs

Downloading movies and watching them on a computer is not for George Figgs, who has spent the better part of three decades affording Baltimore cinephiles the chance to experience films the way God intended — in the dark, projected onto a bigger-than-life screen, sharing the experience with a bunch of people whose only commonality is an urge to see how the on-screen story plays out. "I think people are tired of going to Netflix or Google or whatever, and watching films on their laptops," says the 65-year-old Figgs, who co-organized and is hosting this weekend's first RetroCineFest, running through Sunday at the University of Baltimore. "Why is that? Film depends...

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