A night at the Mar-Va Theater
POCOMOKE CITY, MD — A traditional projectionist discusses how he keeps the Mar-Va Theater going, the old-fashioned way.
“A commercial single screen movie theater can’t compete with "multiplex” theaters having up to 16 screens showing 16 movies,“ he said. "No one but us has opened a single-screen theater on the Eastern Shore in years. We are bringing back memories and creating memories by bringing viewers in for a $5 ticket and reasonable popcorn and a drink. We want family entertainment, new movies. A couple of weeks ago we showed The Wizard of Oz for free, with help from a sponsor, and the foundation made money on the concession sales,” he said.
Former city mayor Kurt Lippoldt, treasurer for the center’s board of directors, said the committee has worked hard since 2003 to renovate the theater that opened in 1927 and closed in 1993. It was purchased by the center in 1995.
Read the full story in the Delmarva Daily Times.