Crossing Cinema closes

posted by danpetitpas on October 14, 2008 at 4:45 am

HOPEWELL, VA — The co-owner of the two-screen Crossing Cinema in Crossing Center has some choice words about the film industry as he closed his theater Sunday night, a victim of the economy and a decline in the quality of movies.

“You look at what movies are coming along, and it looks like it’s more of the same. I don’t see anything in there that’s going to be exceptional enough that it looks like (business) is going to be better,” said Roy Tompkins, the independent theater’s co-owner.

“Even if you have five good pictures, you can’t live off that for a year,” he said. “The industry’s in decline. There’s no doubt about that.”

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