Today the spotlight was on Tallahassee movie theatre, Miracle 5. Tomorrow the lights will be turned off for good. Two community members are taking center stage to show how important the movie theatre is to people.
This is a real show stopper. Tallahassee movie theatre Miracle 5 will play it's final film tomorrow at 7:00 pm. "It was kind of a shock. I couldn't believe it!" says Miracle 5 movie goer, Frank Douglas.
Regal decided not to renew their lease with Miracle 5. The news became public on Thursday giving only 3 days notice. Douglas says, ""Had I known it was gonna do that I would've come every week!"
The theater has been showing independent and foreign films since 1968. Community members like Sarah Mitchell say there's nothing quite like it. "This is an experience. It's not just seeing a movie and being passive. You always leave knowing a little bit more about yourself when you leave movies from this theater."
Rachel Gustafson and Staci Mellman feel the same way. They decided to take the stage and put on a final show in the Miracle 5 parking lot this evening 8/13/11. They organized for local bands and food vendors to come together to pay tribute to the community theater and to support independent films. Gustafson says, "Make sure that the conversation doesn't end today and that independent film is a mainstay in our community."
The people hope another person will come along and open an independent theater. Gustafson says, "Miracle 5s next owner is here with us they just don't know it yet."