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Orinda Theatre Owner Derek Zemrak On The Fate Of The Movie Going Experience

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Orinda Theatre Owner Derek Zemrak

Like other businesses, small movie theaters are also fighting to survive in the age of COVID. Derek Zemrak knows first hand. He owns the Orinda Theatre, which turns 80 next year. Derek talks about the future of the film industry and movie theaters.

"In the short-term, I think independent theaters are going to be able to bounce back quicker than multiplexes."

Regal Cinemas, the second-largest movie theater chain, recently announced they were temporarily closing all 536 of their U.S. theaters this week due to the pandemic. Derek is trying to keep the Orinda Theatre afloat with fundraisers and virtual events.

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Visit the theatre's website for more information about updcoming events.