Heart Theatre returns

posted by Michael Zoldessy on February 2, 2007 at 4:40 am

EFFINGHAM, IL — Very good news as this unique theater gets another chance. Minor improvements aside, the theater should maintain its heritage.

The Heart Theatre, which closed a little over a month ago, won’t miss a beat as it is re-opening Friday.

Rod Wiethop, Heart Theatre manager, said theater owner Mark McSparin, who owns several other theaters and a drive-in, has decided to keep the theater in operation since it is “an integral part of the downtown area.”

Wiethop and his wife, Judy, who managed the theater under previous lessee, Chuck Zweck, will run the day-to-day operations.

To read more, go to theJournal Gazette/Times Courier.

(Thanks to Bloo for submitting this story.)

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Comments (3)

soybean on February 3, 2007 at 7:29 am

This is good news if this is correct information. The Heart Theater Website still shows the last movies showing at the theater being on December 24, 2006. If the theater has reopen, it must not have a website or is listed under a different name.

soybean on February 17, 2007 at 10:09 am

On the 21st Century Cinema Website, it states this theater is closed till further notice. No explantion was given on the website as to why the theater closed so quickly after being closed for a month or the fate of the theater.

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