LAPORTE – LaPorte's only movie theater is closing for the third time in three years.
The LaPorte Lion Cinema will be shutting its doors in less than a week, leaving the city without a movie theatre again.
Is there any hope of the cinema re-opening?
It all depends if a local buyer will purchase the building.
WSBT’s Matt Rudkin stopped by the movie theater Thursday night, and not one person came for the 6:40 p.m. showing, which isn't what perspective buyers want to hear.
The 4-screen LaPorte Lion Cinema has been around for many decades.
It recently underwent major upgrades, installing new projectors and digital sound systems.
The lobby has been redone, and ticket prices are the lowest in the area.
LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo says she remembers going to the cinema as a kid, and she is going to do everything she can to keep a movie theater in town.
"There is a lot of people that are very concerned about this. They don't want to see the theater go, understandably. I don't want to see the theater go either. We hope they can continue being successful. But this is a private business decision being made. I hope someone decides this is a business that they may want to take on.”