Chain delivers ‘two-hour vacation’

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 2, 2009 at 7:43 am

Despite the recession, Chicago-area chain Classic Cinemas is doing better business.

As the recession worsened late last year, something odd happened at Classic Cinemas: Business begin to pick up in what had been pretty much a flat year for the family-owned movie theater chain, based in Downers Grove.

And for the first three months of this year, attendance has kept climbing — up 11.5 percent compared with the same period last year for Classic, which owns seven movie theaters and leases space running theaters at six other locations from Oak Park to Kankakee.

Read the full story in the Chicago Sun Times.

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