MN Small-town theaters in danger

posted by Michael Zoldessy on October 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm

HARMONY, MN — This article in the Post-Bulletin looks at the waning business at small town southeast Minnesota theaters like the Jem.

Not long ago, a line of cars parked on Main Street in Harmony on a Friday night meant a blockbuster movie was playing at the JEM Movie Theatre.

No longer. Attendance is lagging at the family-owned, one-screen theater, owner Paul Haugerud said.

“A lot more families must be going camping or leaving town for the weekend,” Haugerud said.

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