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- Cinemark Carnation Mall Cinema 5
- Cinemark Tinseltown USA - Boardman
- Salem Twin Cinema
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The Salem Twin Cinema in Salem, Ohio closed on December 1, 2013. Their Facebook page announced the closure:
Thank you for the years of support.
We really appreciate the memories
that all of our customers made with us.
Like all great movies… It must come to an end.
The Salem Twin Cinema is now closed.
So once again to all our customers and to the city of Salem.
Thank you, Stay Safe and may all your movie going be joyful.
The Morning Journal News published an article today that mentioned that the theater's closure was caused by the industry's shift to Digital Cinema Projection systems and the unwillingness of the owners to invest in the new technology:
The cinema apparently fell victim to the digital age. According to a Letter to the Editor written by owners Geoff and Kim Goll, the film industry is no longer going to make films that can be run on the old film projectors.
In order to survive and show the new movies, theaters have to buy digital projectors at a cost of about $60,000 a piece, they wrote. The Salem Twin Cinema would have had to buy two digital projectors and they were soliciting suggestions on how to raise the funds to get the projectors.
According to the letter, the Golls bought the cinema more than 15 years ago and financially subsidized it. If not for the cost of the new projectors, they indicated in the letter they would have continued to operate the cinema.
Click the Read link below to view the full article. Movies are still available on film, but those days are numbered, and theaters that have not made the conversion will be faced with diminished availability and likely higher rental costs. Many in the industry believe that 2014 will be the final year of widespread film distribution.
Moviegoers in Salem will have to do some driving to see movies on the big screen, with the Cinemark Tinseltown USA - Boardman and Cinemark Carnation Mall Cinema 5 the closest theaters, at about 15 miles away.
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