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July 12, 2013

Robinson Crossing 6, Norman’s dollar theater, closes its doors

NORMAN — Norman’s Robinson Crossing 6 Theatre closed on Monday with no fanfare.

A simple posting online bid goodbye to the community: “Starplex Cinemas would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our employees over the years for their exemplary service and performance of duties and to our many loyal patrons that shared more than a generation of entertainment experiences with us.”

The Robinson opened as a dollar theater in July 2002 about two years after AMC left Norman as a first run theater. These discount theaters show second-run movies and provide an opportunity for inexpensive entertainment popular with families.

“I was shocked because just the week before I took the kids to see ‘Oz the Great and Powerful,’” said Norman resident Victoria Fisher. “For a family with four children, the dollar theater was a fantastic place because it is very expensive to pay full price for that many children and two adults.”

The ambiance of seeing a movie in the theater can’t be recreated at home watching videos, Fisher said.

“It’s the dark room, the big screen,” she said.

Fisher said her family went to the dollar theater based on what movies were showing.

“There’s some movies you just want to see on the big screen,” she said. “There’s a great spread in my children’s ages so it’s got to be a family-friendly movie.”

Fisher said her family will be attending fewer movies now.

“When you have younger children, there’s extra pressure for them to behave at the theater,” Fisher said.

Paying high dollars at a first-run theater may mean you have to take a pre-schooler outside and lose that investment. At the dollar theater, the loss is minimal.

“You can pay $2 or $4 for two tickets, and if you have to take your pre-schooler outside, it’s not a big deal,” Fisher said. “I think there’s also a little bit more tolerance at the dollar theater because you didn’t pay $9 to get in.”

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