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(Posted 8:30 a.m., May 29)
Mayair Orléans given reprieve by movie-going public

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Mayfair Orléans movie theatre will remain open for at least the next three months thanks to a recent boost in attendance following a public appeal by the theatre's owners.

Low attendance had the theatre on the brink of closing it's curtains for good just three weeks ago, but rather than put a padlock on the doors, owner Lee Demarbe made a last ditch appeal to the general puvluc to support the locally-owned theatre.

Mayfair Orléans manager Martha confirmed in an interview with CFRA that the recent "Save the Mayfair" campaign has been successful in drawing more people to the the theatre.

"Attendance is up and so we are able to pay our employees and it seems the landlords are willing to...work things over as well so...most of those things kinda...helped," said the theatre manager.

The theatre isn't out of the woods yet, but if attendance continues to grow at the current rate they should be able to make a go of it.

Billed as Orléans' "Family Theatre", the Mayfair Theatre Orléans opened on Dec. 2 with high hopes of attracting theatre-goers interested in a more diverse cinematic experience than what is offered by the large cineplexes such as The Empire Theatre and Silver City.

The main focus of the theatre is on family-friendly programming with movies such as "Dr. Suess' The Lorax" and "The Three Stooges", but their niche is first-run independent movies and foreign movies such as "The Room", "The Flowers of War" and the critically acclaimed "Les neiges du Kilimandjaro".

General admission tickets are $9 for non-members and $5 for members who purchase a $10 yearly membership. Children and seniors pay only $5.

This weekend's lineup includes "American Reunion", "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen", "The Lady", "Bully" and "The Five Year Engagement".

For a full schedule visit http://orleans.mayfairtheatre.ca/.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

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