In 2012, 77 arsons plagued a small, rural community on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Over the span of five months, Accomack County residents and firefighters could not pin down the culprit, who was widely suspected to be a member of their community.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History recently announced plans to close its IMAX theater to make room for a larger cafeteria. Across town, another theater made recent news: the Cleveland Park community successfully fought to save the 22-foot-wide red “UPTOWN” sign on the Uptown Theater, which is operated by AMC. Kojo explores the region’s various types of movie theaters and the value they bring to their neighborhoods and the region at large.
- Nell Minow Movie Critic; Author, "The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies"; @nminow
- Bill Oberdorfer Executive Director, Avalon Theatre; @TheAvalonDC
- Jonathan Barker President & CEO, SK Films; @SaveOurIMAX
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