Westport struggles to bring back local theater

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

WESTPORT, CT — Trying to recapture the downtown’s excitement from the past and build a foundation for the future, Westport citizens are rallying to bring a cinema to town.

Forty years ago, Westport had five movie theaters in town. Four of these movie theaters were in the downtown area- one was owned by the local Joselloff family- and another was dedicated to foreign films.

Today, none of these movie theaters exist. There are theaters located in Norwalk, Fairfield, Wilton, and even Bridgeport; Westport’s five no longer stand. The disappearance of these theaters has had an almost irreversible effect on Westport.

Steinberg’s group, which is currently trying out names such as The Westport Film Community Without a Home, is trying to bring a theater back to Westport, and therefore bring back downtown nightlife.

Read more in Inklings News.

Comments (5)

wimovies
wimovies on April 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

So, I don’t know about this area, but are all 5 of those old theatre buildings now gone?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on April 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm

They are all now converted to other purposes. See my photos of some of them at http://www.cinematour.com/theatres/us/CT/6.html .

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