Nearby closing leads to possible re-opening

posted by danpetitpas on October 10, 2008 at 9:30 am

CONNEAUT, OH — The closing of the Ashtabula Cinemas this past weekend has created a business opportunity for the nearby Conneaut Plaza Theatre which closed suddenly last Sept. 4th.

The plaza’s owner has a handshake agreement with a new operator for the two-screen cinema and it could be back in operation by Nov. 1st. However, the plaza’s owner declined to identify the operator until the deal is finalized.

The previous operator blamed the economy and competition from larger cinemas as the reason for closing after 29 years.

Read more in the Star Beacon.

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