Last $1 movie house in region closes
By Sam Spatter
Published: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, 11:42 a.m.
The last Pittsburgh-area movie theater to offer $1 admissions has closed.
Employees at the Maxi Saver 12 at 2001 Mountain View Drive in West Mifflin confirmed the closing, which occurred Sunday evening. It marked the second $1 theater in the region to close recently. The Washington Mall Cinemas in Washington County shut down first.
The Georgia-based Carmike chain lists on its website nine theaters in the Pittsburgh region.
“I'm not surprised about the closing,” said John Harper, a veteran Pittsburgh movie theater owner with eight — two of them are Waterworks Cinema at the Waterworks and Cranberry Cinema in Cranberry.
“These $1 movie theaters have to invest in digital projection equipment instead of continuing with 35 millimeter equipment, and the cost is expensive,” he said.
The only method remaining to view a movie for $1 may be the Redbox system, which offers movies at that price (plus tax) overnight.
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