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Canon City, CO: Creekside Cinemas Closed, Skyline Theatre Looking for Funds

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 6:15 PM by Scott Jentsch

The Creekside Cinemas in Canon City, Colorado closed after business on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The Daily Record published a story on the theater's closure earlier this week:

The screens have gone dark at the theater, located at 127 Justice Center Rd., for good.

"It's really disheartening," said Linda Epperson, one of the owners of the family business Monday. "I was there earlier, and I couldn't stop crying; we tried really hard to keep it open for the community."

Epperson said the monthly lease for the theater is about $14,000 a month and with the cost to convert each screen to digital by September (about $65,000 per screen), they can't afford to keep the four-plex in business. She said the majority of ticket revenue goes directly to the movie industry, and concession revenue is what pays the staff, utilities and other expenses.

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The owners of the Creekside also own the Skyline Theatre in Canon City, and they have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds necessary to convert that theater to a Digital Cinema Projection system as part of the industry-wide conversion away from film projection.

 



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