8:30 a.m., May 29)
Orléans given reprieve by movie-going public
By Fred Sherwin
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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".
admission tickets are $9 for non-members and $5 for members
who purchase a $10 yearly membership. Children and seniors
pay only $5.
weekend's lineup includes "American Reunion",
"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen", "The Lady",
"Bully" and "The Five Year Engagement".
a full schedule visit http://orleans.mayfairtheatre.ca/.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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