Marquee Cinemas

This movie theater in Statesville was built in 2004 and these pictures were taken not long after that when a friend let me in to check out the operation of the projection booth, which was still running film at the time.
When the theater closed operations in about 2020, they had gone to digital, and the work that was required to ” build up prints” and set them up for shows went away, making the job of projectionist easy enough that any person with the ability to push buttons could have done it.
Marquee Cinemas was demolished in 2021 to make way for a car lot. It joins a growing list of failed movie theaters in the Statesville area.

Fittingly enough, photos from this location are a mix of film and digital.