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Independent Theaters ry To Survive

he building’s facade is shaped like a crown in this one-horse-town. The crown jewel is a neon red and green sign that reads “Roxy.” The Roxy Theater was built in 1951 in Newport, Wash. It’s made of a rudimentary cobbling of stucco and rock, but inside, ornate gold and burgundy curtains hang like royal tapestries. In the front lobby is a glass display box. Inside is what looks like a grandiose telescope to the stars. And for the small town of Newport — it was. The machine, a 1934 Simplex 35mm film projector, is now an archaic mass of reels, bulbs and metal, but for the past 61 years, the machine brought movie stars like Fred Astair to the rural community of loggers and miners. For more than 100 years, movies have been filmed and viewed on 35mm celluloid film, but the familiar clicky clack of spools and levers and the green and black ink from 150-pound reels of film will soon be extinct/Jordy Byrd, Pacific Northwest Inlander. More here. (Inlander photo)

Question: I remember seeing the “Secret of Ninh” at the Wilma while visiting here with friends during my days in Lewiston (1982-84). Anyone else remember the Wilma Theater that stood @ 2nd & Sherman back when?

81YO RI Woman Wins $336M Jackpot

Louise White, right, 81 from Newport, R.I., is presented a check for $336 million by Gerald Aubin, left, director of the state's lottery, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, at Rhode Island Lottery headquarters in Cranston, R.I., Tuesday. White won last month's $336.4 million Powerball jackpot, sleeping with the winning ticket in her Bible until coming forward to claim the sixth-largest U.S. prize on Tuesday, a family representative said. Story here. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Question: Do you play Powerball regularly?

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