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Not sure if anyone has pointed this out yet, but the last day for the Coronet is this Sunday, February 13. The last screening (million Dollar Baby) will take place at 10 p.m. This was confirmed by management from both the Coronet and the nearby Metro Theatre. Would anyone be interested in possibly a meet up for the last showing? Possibly dinner at the nearby Mel’s at 8 p.m. and then to the Coronet at 10 p.m.? Just a thought.
I got to visit the Coronet this past Saturday and I must say that although that was my first time there, it won’t be my last! I do plan on being there for the final showing of “Million Dollar Baby.” After all, the movie is that good I don’t mind seeing it twice.
While there on Saturday night, the head projectionist (who also works at the nearby Metro Theatre) closed the house curtain prior to the show and gave a small speech about the theatres history while mentioning to the audience about the Coronet’s upcoming closure. It was eerie how silent it got in that auditorium. He talked about the theatre having two different sound systems and how the they were capable of screening 70mm films. He also urged patrons to support the Metro, as it is in need of more moviegoers. After his short, but very appreciated speech he mentioned that after the previews the curtain would close and reopen at the start of the movie, just as if we were attending a movie back in the 50s. I’m sorry I didn’t catch the projectionists name.
Either way, I plan on being there this Thursday and enjoying the Coronet one last time!