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Twin Cinema 12 To Close

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By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) For almost half a century, Interstate Amusement has been bringing high quality blockbuster entertainment to locals.

But at the end of this month, Twin Cinema 12 is closing their doors for good.

Interstate Amusement first started in 1967 by opening two drive in movie theaters in Twin Falls.

Then in 1969, the original Twin 9 was opened.

In the 80s, they acquired the Orpheum Theater in downtown Twin Falls.

However, as the years have passed, stock holders and owners have felt the pressures of the business world.

An offer to sell was made, and the opportunity was too much to pass up.

"The stockholders are now 70 and 80 years old and they... you know...they're tired. So anyway, we had an offer on the Twin Cinema, and it was a really good offer and they've decided to sell. And it will close on May 29th," explains Brenda Wengreen, Managing Director at Interstate Amusement.

The new owners have yet to be announced but are expected to be by the end of the week.

As for the other Interstate locations, one local Twin Falls man is interested in purchasing the Orpheum and converting it into a live playhouse.

As for the drive-ins, they will try to stay open through the summer, but their fate is unknown at this time.


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