The Jefferson Theater, recently sold to Coran Capshaw, is in its final week of business, and it looks like they’re trying to enjoy themselves on the way to the 15th. Tickets and refreshments are a buck a pop, and the movies in the final week are Groundhog Day, Fargo, Ghostbusters, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. They wanted some cooler stuff — Jaws, Carrie, Princess Bride, Ferris Bueller, etc., but that stuff just isn’t available on reel-to-reel any longer.
Coran will have the theater shut down for the next year for some much-needed renovations and, when it owns, it’ll be a movie theater, but not a second-run movie theater. There’s no money to be made in that.