The Movies on Exchange: the last picture show

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 14, 2009 at 7:45 am

PORTLAND, ME — A downtown fixture said goodbye this past weekend as the The Movies on Exchange closed its doors. The owners will now help screen films at the Portland Museum of Art.

Theater owners Steve and Judy Halpert were on hand to greet friends and regular moviegoers who were there for the final screenings. They showed “Mr. Hulot’s Holiday” at 1, then had two seatings for “Casablanca,” the movie it opened with 32 years ago.

“I’m very sorry to close,” Steve Halpert said, standing by the door of the theater. “Judy and I are ready for a change.”

Read the full story in the Portland Press Herald.

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