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Hi I am a member of a Facebook group dedicated to saving the Massac Theater. We are trying to raise money to save the theater and bring it back to its former glory. The theater is in Metropolis, Il which is the official home of Superman. There is an official Superman Celebration the second weekend in June every year. Our goal is to try and raise enough money to have the theater renovated and open for the premier of the new Superman movie which is premiering on June 14, 2013. Please feel free to visit and “like” our page. Wee need all the help we can get.
The rear left theater in the General Cinema was THX certified. It had sand filled walls per Lucasfilm’s specifications and sat over 600 people. After General Cinema Corporation went out of business, the theater sat empty for awhile. Then it reopened under the name Entertainment Film Works. The main problem what that it still had the original 6 auditoriums inside, while other local theaters like the Regal and Cinemark chains had multiplexes with 10-13 auditoriums in them. The theater could not compete and eventually closed their doors. Then came Zurich Theaters. They purchased the theater and reopened it. One of the first things they did was to take apart the 600+ seat THX auditorium and convert it into 4 smaller auditoriums. As much as it saddened me, it was what the theater needed because now with 9 screens, it can compete and has been doing well. It is my favorite theater in the area.