Family movies at family prices a tradition in Lewiston
LEWISTON -- To see a movie at this theater it will cost you $5.50.
A good deal? Maybe.
What if that $5.50 included a sub sandwich, a Snickers bar and a drink as well as the ticket price?
This is what North Cache Valley residents have come to enjoy at the Lewiston City Theater for decades.
"We haven't changed our prices in three years," said Rosie Williams, theater manager.
The $1.50 admittance price is kept low because Lewiston City has owned and operated the movie house for at least 50 years, Williams said.
Does it make money? There are good months and bad months, Williams said. Sometimes the city does need to kick in a little money here and there.
The theater, located at 29 S. Main St., shows movies twice Friday and Saturday and once Monday - trying to attract families. All the shows are chosen by Williams and booked by an agent every week, and they are usually family in nature because they bring in more money.
Williams, who has been manager for one and one half years, is a resident of Cornish. She said the theater attracts people from Preston, Smithfield and Franklin.
"Once in a while we get somebody from Logan," she said.
The theater is run by Williams, Assistant Manager Jane Anderson and four other paid employees. Seven volunteers - members of the city's theater board -- rotate Saturdays to help sell tickets. The board members also make the decisions of what candy to sell and other odds and ends, Williams said.
Movie showings and times as well as food prices are posted at lewiston.lib.ut.us/movies.htm