The movie industry is changing. Are these dark days for theaters in small towns? Are there dark days for smaller independent theaters as the movie industry goes digital?
Columbus movie theaters include mostly chains…The big changes in the movie business could make small town movie theaters a thing of the past. A video from WBNS 10 TV News tells the story of two small independent theaters, Studio 35 in Clintonville and a Circleville, Ohio theater, The Movie House. The video tells what the movie theater in Clintonville was able to do to remain viable in 2013.
I don’t go to all that many movies but this makes me glad to live in a city where I can go to a first run movie when I want to. Did you realize the small town theater might be a thing of the past in 2014?
Columbus and central Ohio theaters include:
Dublin Village Center
Studio 35 in Clintonville is one of those smaller theaters you’d wonder about if you heard a theater need to invest in equipment to show digital films.
Central Ohio small non-chain theaters
Are Gateway Film Center and Arena Grand Theatre independent? They are both new, multi-screen theaters with lots of bells and whistles. Beer, bistros and other events. Gateway Film Center and the Arena Grand Theatre in popular urban Columbus neighborhoods both seem to have enough traffic.
Drexel in Bexley
The Strand in Delaware
The Grandview Theatre serve beer and have local pizza, pastries, chocolates, etc as well as popcorn, soft drinks and the usual movie theater candy. The Grandview Theatre has karaoke every 2nd and 4th Saturday. The Grandview Theatre’s site says “Since 1926.” WOW! The Grandview Theatre’s site also says “Single-screen and proud of it!”
The top image is the Marcus Cinema at Crosswoods in the Worthington area built in the early 1990s.