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INVEST OR CLOSE? Small-town theaters face tough choices in a changing industry

Published 01/21/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Thousands of theaters, even historic ones, in rural areas have withered and faded away over the years, as they’ve succumbed to economic challenges, from the rise of cable television, VHS movies and video rentals, to Netflix, to Redbox and a handful of competitors, and even more lately, to video streaming direct to home televisions, computers and smart phones.

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