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Taylorville Movie Theatre Opening its Doors Again
The Taylorville Movie Theatre has been closed for about a year now, but the big screen is getting ready to come back. A local company decided to invest in this property.
Elizabeth Holeinsten owns a salon in Taylorville, a place he's lived her whole life. Her business is only feet away from this historic theatre -- a place she grew up.
"That's what you did Friday, Saturday nights," Holeinsten said. "The line would be clear out the door and around the corner -- people just waiting to get in."
It had its last showing a year back because of low ticket sales and underpreformance -- but is now getting ready to turn the lights on again.
"I'm excited to see the theatre come back to Taylorville," mother Candy Richardson said.
But when you go inside, the theatre looks a little different -- because it's under construction.
"I approached my two partners and said hey, we should open the theatre back up -- I think it would be a good thing for the town," owner Mike Wisemen said.
Wisemen gave us a tour of the theatre and told us when the remodel debuts, the space will be more up to date--with new silver screens, a new projector and a big screen in 3D.
"We're more concerned about giving the town its theatre back," Wiseman said. "I think it would be a good thing for the town."
It'll keep a town who thought the theatre was sold out entertained.
"People maybe missed it more -- people who didn't go the movies will now go," Holenstein said.