Updated 10/04/2012 06:42 AM
Proctors hosts debate viewing party
People packed into a place normally known for putting on Broadway shows, to see the debate. There was a showing of the debate at Proctors in Schenectady. Our Innae Park was there, and has more on why people came out.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- The Presidential Debate was live, and on a screen four stories high. Proctors opened their theater to make the debate, a night to remember. Unfortunately, only a dozen viewers turned out.
"You want as many people to come as possible, but just because its not an entirely full theater doesn't mean its not a success. The success is we opened it for people who could come, did come and had a great time," said Peter Hughes, Proctors Advertising Manager.
Despite the small crowd, voters made it clear that the arguments will play a big role in the upcoming election.
"I think they should really be looking at the issues and where each party stands," noted Melissa Hughes, viewer.
It is the ensuing conversation that is the crux of a night such as this.
"We show things, there are questions, there are answers, people have different opinions. Its the arts! What its all about! We're political, not partisan," added Hughes.
Proctors will also be opening the theater for the vice-presidential candidate debate, as well as other election events, including election night.