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Rochester’s Oldest Theatre Still Operating

July 20, 2009
By Mike Thompson – Taken from The Buzz – April 2008 Volume 7 Number 4

The Cinema Theater at Clinton and Goodman has been operated by Joanne Morealle since 1985. This retired earth

Cinema Theater

Cinema Theater

science teacher from Edison Tech lives across from the theater and has struggled to keep it going but the motivating force for her is her love of movies and the neighborhood. In the Fall of 2005, it looked as if the Cinema had shown it’s last movie. In the spirit of community partnership, a number of committed individuals and companies led by Highland Park Neighborhood resident Bill Wynkoop stepped in and helped keep its doors open. The Friends of the Cinema is still operating http://www.cinemarochester.com/  It’s always a pleasure at the Cinema where you can enjoy a double feature for $5.00 and concessions can be had at a modest price. Did you know the cinema can be rented for birthdays, special events , etc.? They have a digital projector which can project DVDs with surround sound or be connected to the internet. A couple recently was engaged via a special video the future groom created. And of course there’s always “Princess” the theater cat who may come and sit next to you to share a movie. Support the Cinema, Rochester’s Oldest still operating theater.

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