Friday, December 4, 2009

The Town Without a Theater

The Christmas season is a huge one for movie theater operators.  It's hard to believe that the largest city in our area will likely be without a first run theater this year.

The side wall of Marquee Cinemas, at the Mall at Steamtown,  is being re-built.  It was damaged during the fire, collapse, and demolition at the adjacent Community Bake Shop back in August.

The wall is in the process of being repaired.  I'm sure there's a lot of internal work that also needs to be done.

I know you have to play the cards you're dealt.  The theaters were an innocent bystander during the big fire.

Still, it's unfortunate that when we really need to draw people downtown, one of the key elements is missing for Christmas 2009.