Outdoor movie theater to be be built at Oxnard high school
OXNARD, CA — A California school district has entered into a partnership with a Texas-based company to build a $1.5 million dollar, 1,000 seat outdoor theater with two giant screens. During the school year, the screens will be used for educational and athletic purposes and then family-oriented films would be screened from May to October. The operation is expected to realize over $400,000 in revenue during the first year of operation from ticket and concession sales, and a million dollars a year subsequently, with profits split between the company and the school district.
The Oxnard Union High School District board Wednesday night unanimously approved plans to allow Texas-based Schlosser Constellation Inc. to build the $1.5 million outdoor theater. If state officials sign off on the project, the theater will include two high-definition, 50-foot-high, 200-foot-wide screens with “IMAX-like” quality, Camarillo High Principal Glenn Lipman said.
The theater would feature reclining seats equipped with outlets for viewers to plug in headphones for sound. It would be built between the varsity baseball field fence and the football field.
Read more in the Ventura County Star.