Majestic struggles to keep pace

posted by Michael Zoldessy on March 12, 2009 at 2:48 pm

STREATOR, IL — The Majestic Theatre is trying new ways to generate revenue but the local public as well as the times are making it hard to stay afloat.

Kyle Mitchell is struggling to keep the curtain from coming down on Streator’s Majestic Theatre.

“From day one it’s been tough making a go of it,” Mitchell, who runs the theater, said Tuesday in noting the theater was already facing difficulty before the downturn in the nation’s economy.

“January turned out better than a lot of months and February was OK, but March has been weak. We made some changes and the community has responded, which along with a decent flow of films has somewhat been turning things around this year. However, we still have a long way to go.”

Read the full story at the Times.

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