The closure of Magic Lantern Theatre might affect upcoming Spokane International Film Festival

The closure of Magic Lantern Theatre might affect upcoming Spokane International Film Festival
The exterior of the Magic Lantern is seen on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
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Organizers of the Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) are worried one of the primary venues – the beleaguered Magic Lantern Theatre – may not be open for showings amid financing struggles.




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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu observes a moment of silence as he stands next to a photograph of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the start of a special cabinet meeting to mourn the death of Peres, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (RONEN ZVULUN / Associated Press)

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