This letter is in response to Kent Purser’s letter in the March 25 Xpress regarding the ISIS Theater on Haywood Road in West Asheville [“Citizens of Asheville, It’s Time to Connect the Dots”]. I, too, grew up in West Asheville and saw many movies at the ISIS in the 1950s.
The name is not something new, nor is it related to the terrorist group. The name Isis goes back to ancient Egypt. Isis was an Egyptian goddess and was worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.
Mr. Purser, have you seen a doctor about your paranoia? I don’t think moving to South Carolina will solve your problems.
— Brenda C. Webber