Castle Theatre to be operated by non-profit group

posted by CSWalczak on October 2, 2009 at 10:45 am

MANCHESTER, IA — Fridley Theaters has turned over ownership of the Castle Theatre to a non-profit organization, Castle Theater, Inc., which is making making repairs to the theater built in 1935. The group plans to re-open it in October.

The movie theater generated little revenue during its ownership, said Brian Fridley, vice president of Fridley Theaters. Fridley said entertainment attractions in nearby Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo took a toll on the theater.

“We thought it would be best if we found a group that would run it locally,” Fridley said. “Having this private group running the theater … the theater would be able to operate for years to come.”

Read more in The Telegraph Herald.

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