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No action on future of theater

March 21, 2013

FAIRMONT — In a file folder for movie theater, Fairmont’s economic development director doesn’t have many leads, mostly just articles on how the industry is changing and why more venues are closing......

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Mar-28-13 2:40 PM

If they would just stop showing all of these talkies and go back to the silent movies the crowds will be rolling in.

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Mar-27-13 7:39 PM

I think part of the problem here is income and demographics. The average age of our residents has been increasing slowly for quite some time. Just because we have the population doesnt mean we have the ideal theater audience. I would love to have a theater in town, and like the idea of upgrading a screen or two and showing older movies on the others. I just dont see it happening anytime soon, unfortunately..

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Mar-27-13 7:59 AM

What a dum *** statement. They put up a water plant tht isn't viable, they run a pool (seasonal) that isn't viable????

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Mar-25-13 5:08 PM

I agree with Tammy but also think maybe they could show some older movies a a reduced price on the current system. That would at least bring in some people.

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Mar-23-13 2:16 AM

A town the size of Fairmont definitely needs a theater, and is able to support a theater. Estherville supports a theater. Algona has several screens. Okoboji has multiple screens, including 2 stadium seating theaters. And, of course, Sherburn and Jackson with their single screens. I hope a solution can be found for Fairmont.

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Mar-22-13 10:23 AM

If you buy just one projector you will never make enough money to purchase additional projectors because of the rent and other expenses. To buy the building and repair the roof and upgrade the projectors you are looking at a price tag of about 1 million

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Mar-21-13 7:27 AM

Lose the all or nothing thinking. Put in one digital system and show one movie for now. One theater showing a movie is better than 5 sitting empty. Maybe the city can purchase it. they certainly did well with the liquor store.

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