As theater goes dark, popcorn still pops


May 8, 2020

Jana Peterson

The marquee at Premiere Theatres features a frequently changed famous movie quote and hours for curbside concession sales that started April 24 and will continue until the theater reopens, likely on July 17.

The first famous movie quote, "There's no place like home," went up on the Premiere Theatres sign after Gov. Tim Walz issued his stay-at-home order and shut down movie theaters, restaurants and other gathering places to guard against COVID-19 spread.

Owner Rick Stowell said they've been changing the quotes frequently. On Tuesday, the sign at Premiere proclaimed: "I'll be back."

They will, Stowell promised. Just not right away.

"Even if we were allowed to open today, the next new release is scheduled for July 17," Stowell said. "All the new releases that usually come out in May or June have...

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