Wednesday, August 14, 2019
I am too young to remember the days when every small town had at least one movie theater, but I do remember the places before the shoe box mall theaters were built-- the Strand, Center, Comerford, Roosevelt, and West Side in Scranton, Cinema North in Clarks Summit, the Irving in Carbondale, the American in Pittston. Peckville even had a theater when I was a kid, until fire destroyed it. I saw The Simpsons Movie at the Dietrich in Tunkhannock several years ago, and I loved the experience.
Look, let's be realistic. The days of one or two screen urban theaters are over, and they're not coming back. You can't compete with the choice, convenience, ample parking and comfort of those super mega plexes... But, a theater like the one considered for Pittston can carve out a nice niche and be a community asset. It will be interesting to see if they can make it work.
AT 12:00 AM