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Two theaters in Southern Illinois with the same owner have closed due to low attendance, according to an article in the Evansville Courier & Press. The Showtime Cinemas in Fairfield, Illinois and The Grand Theatre of Du Quoin closed last week as a result of poor attendance at both theaters, according to owner Rich Baker:
Rich Baker, the owner of Showtime Cinema in Fairfield and the Grand Theater Du Quoin, said he will reassess his finances over the next two weeks before deciding if the closures are permanent. "I just can’t seem to get the public involved," Baker said. "I've put everything I’ve made back into the Fairfield theater since I took over in November 2007. I’ve never made a profit. The only people making money are the movie companies and my employees."
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