Neighborhood Cinema

Nice to see that the Park Cinema in Rolfe Square is getting ready for its second life…

CRANSTON, R.I.—The long-awaited Park Cinema project in Cranston is getting ready to open and the entertainment complex is looking to hire people for its martini lounge, theatre and comedy club.

People used to be able to walk to the movies. A nice little theater on Hope St. was demolished in the 80’s to make room for the CVS. I’d have kept the movies, given a choice, but the economics are tough. I guess in a sense we all did vote with our dollar, and the chain won. The Castle on Chalkstone Ave. is still there, but vacant and waiting for better times. On the other hand, the Columbus has gone respectable and is showing new independent films.

Good luck, Park Cinema.