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Nantucket, MA: Starlight Theatre & Cafe to Close

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 and updated on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:00 PM

The Starlight Theatre & Cafe in Nantucket, Massachusetts will close by the end of 2017, according to an article published recently in the Inquirer and Mirror:

Jeff Weiner sat at a desk in the tiny projection booth at the Starlight Theatre and Café Tuesday afternoon and confirmed the rumors. On Jan. 1 the cozy theater and café will close. In the end, he said, the decision came down to simple economics.

There are the difficult economics of making money by showing movies. Some Hollywood films come with restrictions outlining just how they must be shown, Weiner said, and often take both up-front money and a percentage of tickets sold.

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Moviegoers in the area will need to visit one of the other nearby theaters, including the Nantucket Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center in Nantucket and the Entertainment Cinemas - Edgartown Cinema 2 in Edgartown.

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