No recession at Staten Island movie theaters
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Even with the failing economy, movie theaters haven’t taken that much of a hit, at least in Staten Island.
As they packed onto mass transit in record numbers, cemented “staycation” into the popular lexicon and just tried to hang on in a collapsing economy, Staten Island and the nation largely spared the moviehouse.
Hollywood emerged from last year with a 4 percent drop in overall attendance but with a take nearly even with that of 2007, at about $9.62 billion. At the borough’s three movie theaters, fans weren’t cutting back.
Read the full story in the Staten Island Advance.