The roof collapsed several years ago so at the time of repair a few other things were replaced and updated.
When I was a little rug rat the fire station was right next door - to the right of the theater. That was just fine until the boys got called out during a movie. Missed a fair amount of dialogue while the sirens wailed.
That was back in the days of news reels and cartoons prior to the feature. Remember? Well, maybe some of you young ones don't but something seems to have been lost when comparing the experience of my younger days to the present time.
One thing we didn't have back in the "good old days" that we periodically have now is - bats! For no extra charge you get the thrill of a bat or two making a cameo appearance. Not my favorite part of the evening.
This wonderful old building almost had to shut its doors some years ago but a group of local citizens took it over and got it back on its feet. It is now operated by our city and they do a very fine job.
Oh, I forgot to mention the best part - it only costs $4.00 to sit in front of the big screen. Unless, of course, you go on "two for the price of one" night. There's also "bring you own bag" night for unlimited popcorn.
I love our little movie theater.