Local group explores future options for closed theater in Kennett

posted by CSWalczak on March 14, 2011 at 4:45 am

KENNETT, MO — An informal group is looking at possible options for reopening the Cinema, one of a number of former Kerasotes theaters closed by AMC late last year. Consideration is being given to how the the theater might be operated as a mixed-use, community arts center that would still be used for film showings on occasion.

According to Jackson, one of his first thoughts was that the theater could open as a non-profit community arts theater. He added that the city would be in a good position since the theater was still in such good shape. Jackson said that the projector is still there as well as the popcorn, soda, ice machines, and cash register. He noted that the seats are still in good condition. The question of seating capacity came up in the meeting. Kennett City Council member Jake Crafton said that it seated 400 people.

The story appeared in the Dunklin Daily Democrat.

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