Fate of Selma's Only Movie Theater in Question


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Going to the movies could soon get a lot more expensive for people in Selma because the city may be on the verge of losing its only movie theater.

The Walton Theater opened about two years ago -- after several years of the city having no movie theater at all. The theater is owned by the city -- and being leased by operators. The operators say they're losing money -- and they can't continue to operate at a loss.

"The Jackson family has done a good job with the theater," said Selma resident Fred McCormick. "It needs more support from the public."

Ashlee Washington says having a movie theater in Selma is convenient. "Instead of driving all they way to Prattville or Montgomery. You have to pay extra money for gas to get there when you can just go downtown," she said.

A public meeting to discuss the fate of the theater is set for Monday, November 25th at the Performing Arts Center at six o'clock.

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