Paris theater gutted by fire

posted by CSWalczak on January 8, 2010 at 7:55 am

PARIS, AR – The recently renovated Main Street Cinema was destroyed by a blaze on Jan 2. A previous theater in the town succumbed to the same fate in 2005.

Fire officials said the cause of the blaze is under investigation and that no one was inside when the fire broke out.

“It gave the families some place to take their kids to see movies and have something to do on the weekends,” said area resident Kathy Caughman.

Orange flames glowed from inside the theater as several fire departments worked to prevent the fire from spreading.

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Comments (2)

Playhousegoer on January 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I hope the damage was not severe and that any damage can be redeemable. The course? Homeless people trying to keep warm in this time of year(?), not in the extent to burn down a whole building, but a possible fire getting out of hand? Or, simply an accident or worse case scenario? Whatever the reason, I hope no one was hurt here, and good luck in finding the reason…

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on January 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Sad news, to say the least.
Thought has come to mind about the number of cinemas and theaters that burned down resulting from when patrons were permitted to smoke in the auditorium.
I’m sure the insurance rates must have been staggering then.

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