Regarding Ann Hornaday's Sept. 29 Style column, "Opening, but not at a theater near you":

Former West End Cinema owner Josh Levin wanted to show some of the same movies as those at Landmark Theatres, and Landmark wants to show movies that also appear at Regal Cinemas. One only has to glance at movie listings to see a startling lack of options in the Washington area. If Landmark has its way, the viewing public will have even fewer options as all theaters will be showing the same movies.

The owners of the now-defunct Biograph and Key theatres were successful for many years by showing unique and creative movies. Apparently, they have been succeeded by copycats.

Tony Magliero, Hyattsville