The Resurrection of the Small Movie Theater

Small movie theaters, long thought dead, are having a comeback as vital centers in small towns across the country.

Melissa Lafsky at the Infrastructurist reacts to a New York Times piece on the resurgence: "...these theaters are reclaiming their throwback role as vital community centers - the Saturday night destination for teenagers and couples seeking quality time together, as well as the meeting place where locals can discuss farming practices and watch highlights from the high school football game."

Some of these theaters are surviving because their communities want them to, through volunteers and bartering for the services they need to stay in business.

Full Story: The Unstoppable Value of the Small-Town Movie Theater


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