Community Comes Together to Support Local Theater

LURAY, Va. -- In the era of constantly changing technology, one Valley theater does whatever it takes to stay alive.

The Page Theater in Luray has been showing movies for more than 100 years. The films bring more than 30,000 people to the theater every year.

Terry Spencer is the owner of Page Theater.

"It is what I was meant to do. Not many people know what they were put here for and this is what I was put here for," said Spencer.

Spencer said that from a young age he knew this industry was his passion. Now in his seventies, he is sharing that passion with others.

With increased pressure from Hollywood, the theater is being forced to make some changes to go digital or go dark.

The Executive Director for Luray Downtown Initiative, Liz Lewis said the community is giving back and is trying to raise $25,000 dollars to purchase several new projectors for the theater.

"Page Theater is an anchor in Luray. It is one of our treasured, unique small businesses and we need them," said Lewis.

The theater tucked away in the hills of the Valley hopes to keep up with the technology, to keep the doors open.


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