It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that there actually are so many people who never have watched a movie in a single-screen heater. It doesn’t seem possible that these “movie houses,” so popular in past generations, are now dinosaurs.
In fact, some cities and towns have seen the demise of the multi-screen theaters that replaced them. With the availability of movies at your fingertips at home, the technology keeps the possibilities coming.
I can even remember the last movie I saw in such a theater: “Kramer vs. Kramer.” And, the location: Red River, N.M.
It was with much satisfaction I read colleague Jennifer Palmer’s story about the effort by Stigler residents to raise the funds needed to convert the Time Theater to digital (http://tinyurl.com/cwgqh35), thereby saving it.
Here was the problem, Jennifer reported:
“Theater showings have been sporadic at the Time Theater this year, because 2012 was the last year major motion picture studies provided movies on film. Some weekends, the main street attraction remains closed, but when the theater is able to get a movie on film, it opens and shows it.