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Old Posted Jun 13, 2014, 2:27 AM
Retired_in_Texas Retired_in_Texas is offline
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Originally Posted by pwrof3 View Post
Most of the old movie houses in downtown LA are still there. Unfortunately they are either boarded up in horrible disrepair or have been converted into strip malls. Some were gutted, others were just plastered over.
Around the country thankfully some have been saved and have become the venue for live theatrical performances. Of course from a business standpoint they were all doomed as motion picture theaters with the advent of TV followed by the multiple screen theaters, many of which are now is serious trouble from the competition of satellite, cable TV, and of course the Internet. To make it even worse, the film distributors are eliminating film distribution in favor of CD distribution which requires a huge investment to convert to at the theater level, many theaters will not be converted. Motion picture theaters of any nature could well be a thing of the past in five years or less.
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