Lake Theater is seen on Monday, March 8, 2021, on Lake Street in downtown Oak Park, Ill. | ALEX ROGALS/Staff Photographer

My husband and I saw In the Heights at the beautiful Lake Theatre. It’s a wonderful, touching, feel-good movie. And if ever there was a movie best seen in a theater on a big screen, this is it. Please don’t watch it on your TV. The theater was almost empty last Thursday at 7 p.m., and this made us sad.

Please don’t be afraid to go. You’ll receive assigned seats a good 6 feet from anyone else.

If we don’t go to The Lake, it won’t be able to stay open. Did you know that ownership remodeled The Lake into the Art Deco treasure it is today without asking a single penny from the village? It really deserves our support. We collectively kept The Book Table open, and it’s time for us do that again for The Lake.

Judith Alexander, Oak Park

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