Air pipes

Burst pipes leave movie screens dark in Kamloops

The city’s two theaters have been closed since January 3 due to weekend water damage

Screens at both Kamloops theaters are dark for the time being after both buildings sustained damage over the weekend from burst pipes.

The Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Aberdeen Shopping Center interrupted all movies on New Years Day when water started pouring from the ceiling around 9:30 p.m.

The next day, Sunday January 2, the Kamloops Film Society, which operates the Paramount Theater in downtown Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue, noted on Twitter that the building was affected by flooding from a burst pipe.

Both moving cinemas remain closed until further notice.

The two incidents are among others in Kamloops as calls about burst pipes rise as temperatures begin to heat up after the long cold snap.

Heed these tips

Here are some tips for avoiding consumer courtesy reports.

• Keep garage doors closed, especially if there are water supply lines in the garage.

• Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing, especially if your sinks are on an outside wall. If you have young children, be sure to remove all harmful household chemicals and cleaners.

• Allow cold water to drain from a faucet served by exposed pipes.

• Keep the thermostat set at the same temperature day and night.

• If you plan to be away in cold weather, leave the heating on in your home.