I love this story. A theater in central Illinois shut its doors not because of anything being wrong with the theater, but because of the low quality of the films.

He put his two screens here on hiatus rather than sell tickets to the gross-out and freak-out fare he said Hollywood distributors have made available in recent weeks. Boardman said he’d rather show nothing than such recent offerings as “Beerfest,” “The Covenant” or the “Jackass” sequel, which topped the nation’s box office last week despite getting savagely panned by critics. A Tribune review labeled it “an insult to sophomoric movies everywhere.”

“There’s just so much lousy material out there–people vomiting on the screen,” explained Boardman, 52, a local boy who now lives in California and uses the Internet to run the Lorraine from there. “I have one of the finest sound systems in the world, and I don’t want to waste it on such drivel.” 

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  1. Interesting, considering Jackass: Number Two has a 62% fresh rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. I mean, I’m not saying it’s a quality film, per se, but there’s not liking something and there’s, well, this. Couldn’t he just run different movies? Become an arthouse/indie theatre? I’m kind of confused.

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