The business woes and public virtue of independent cinema

posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 29, 2008 at 7:56 am

KITSAP COUNTY, WA — The Lynwood and Orchard theatres find a formula for success with innovative programming.

By most accounts, it wasn’t a great summer for independent cinema and art houses in Kitsap County.

Financial scrupulousness aside, mainstream blockbusters and an economic era primed for escapism flooded the media and the mega-plexes, leaving a trickle of fickle support at the county’s two independent film houses — the Lynwood Theatre on Bainbridge and the Orchard Theater in Port Orchard.

But even with low box office numbers and reports in trade magazines of independent studios closing and bigger studios shutting down their independent arms, the sky is not falling and independent cinema is not on the brink of death. Especially not in an intimate community like Kitsap.

Read the full story in the North Kitsap Herald.

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