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There are 33 comments on the Floyd County Times story from Dec 6, 2012, titled Strand_Twin_to_go_dark0_1354822832.jpg. In it, Floyd County Times reports that:

Owner operator J.T. Absher says declining sales, as well as the upcoming industry wide conversion to digital projector systems, have left the Strand without a viable way forward.

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Catty

Richmond, KY

#1 Dec 8, 2012
Thanks for the memories , I so understand why it's being closed, I see people at bull creek trade center buying movies, I know there is a a cost for a theaters to purchase these movies, I do not expect for it to be keep open for others sentimental issues, good luck, hope some good goes in there .
Truth

Waxhaw, NC

#2 Dec 8, 2012
Thanks to all the dumb hill jacks and coal miners that keep the bull creek flea market going. At least you will have your bootleg movies and get er done tshirts.
fart jarfunkel

Langley, KY

#3 Dec 8, 2012
Truth wrote:
Thanks to all the dumb hill jacks and coal miners that keep the bull creek flea market going. At least you will have your bootleg movies and get er done tshirts.
truer words never spoken!!!
Lady

Hurricane, WV

#4 Dec 8, 2012
Has anyone tried to fund raise to keep the theater afloat? I am sure the communities would donate what they could to make the necessary improvements.
Lady

Hurricane, WV

#5 Dec 8, 2012
What about offering children movies for weekend outs with the family. We had a theater in Huntington that use to that and charge maybe 3 - 5.00 per ticket. That would keep it afloat and earn some revenue. I feel there are other options for this poor theater
yes

Peach Creek, WV

#6 Dec 11, 2012
Maybe someone will rent it. money maker.
waiting

Salyersville, KY

#7 Dec 11, 2012
yes wrote:
Maybe someone will rent it. money maker.
well i will say this why cant jack and his ex wife keep it open they act like thy are the richest ppl in pburg cant stand neither i have worked for them at the old sam antios they din'nt wanna pay anyone so most everone would quit at least once a week
hubie

Houston, TX

#8 Dec 11, 2012
Catty wrote:
Thanks for the memories , I so understand why it's being closed, I see people at bull creek trade center buying movies, I know there is a a cost for a theaters to purchase these movies, I do not expect for it to be keep open for others sentimental issues, good luck, hope some good goes in there .
the city police stopped the burned movies last year at bull creek trade center the only movies at bull creek are legal they are about 15 tables with them the reason people are not going to the strand is no one is working and have no money to spend plus read the times it is going to cost 200.000 dollars to update why put money in to it when you can sell it for 450.000 thousand they did the same thing with jerrys maybe the snack shack at bull creek put it out of business to. bull creek gets blamed for everything
FX DUKE

United States

#9 Dec 11, 2012
hubie wrote:
<quoted text>the city police stopped the burned movies last year at bull creek trade center the only movies at bull creek are legal they are about 15 tables with them the reason people are not going to the strand is no one is working and have no money to spend plus read the times it is going to cost 200.000 dollars to update why put money in to it when you can sell it for 450.000 thousand they did the same thing with jerrys maybe the snack shack at bull creek put it out of business to. bull creek gets blamed for everything
Because they sell illegal items. Wait until someone buys a gun there that shouldn't own one and kills someone. The people that sell the movies aren't the ones that tape them I promise. What do you think that money ultimately funds?
anominity

Paintsville, KY

#10 Dec 11, 2012
Well I've seen the movies at bull creek years ago but not any in the last year or two.I heard police cracked down and put one person in jail.Plus These days its as simple as having a computer tons if websites you can go watch movies,tv shows ,download music. It's not just bill Creek. It's the entire world & Internet. I drive by all the time and the couple if days a week they are opened I see customers.I do think its worth renovating.Somone quoted it would take 200,000 but how much would it really cost to upgrade to digital ? It takes a computer I know that but what else? Would you have to buy a new screen or just the basics? Does anyone know. And I highly doubt that we all fund terrorism everytime we buy a burnt DVD lol come on that's something the government has put in ur heads people!
Where there is a will there is a way & the way I see it they want to sell cut ties and get the fast cash and leave pburg for good.I hope someone can buy these places and bring pburg back to life again.
fullsack

Houston, TX

#12 Dec 12, 2012
east ky people are all inbreds and dum asses thats why they get on here and start shit you dum hill jacks
fullsack

Houston, TX

#13 Dec 12, 2012
guns 2 for 200 at the flea market felons welcome no background checks guns at the flea maret funds terrism ha ha hill jacks
fullsack

UK

#14 Dec 12, 2012
go uk
fullsack

UK

#15 Dec 12, 2012
topics are gay in ky
anominity

Paintsville, KY

#16 Dec 12, 2012
fullsack wrote:
east ky people are all inbreds and dum asses thats why they get on here and start shit you dum hill jacks
You keep calling people "hill jacks" whatever that is but you go by the name "full sack" so need I say more.Isnt it past your bedtime?
anominity

Paintsville, KY

#17 Dec 12, 2012
And once more -how much (approx) would it take to upgrade to ok digital In stead of 35mm? This would be just to keep it going.Then with the revenue you could use to fix up the place bit by bit.How often are the movies opened right now anyways?
24sts

Concord, NC

#18 Dec 12, 2012
anominity wrote:
And once more -how much (approx) would it take to upgrade to ok digital In stead of 35mm? This would be just to keep it going.Then with the revenue you could use to fix up the place bit by bit.How often are the movies opened right now anyways?
How much business do you think they get? These people are trying to make money nor keep the place open that you are sentimental about because you got finger banged your first time there.
anominity

Paintsville, KY

#19 Dec 12, 2012
24sts wrote:
<quoted text>How much business do you think they get? These people are trying to make money nor keep the place open that you are sentimental about because you got finger banged your first time there.
I'm not sentimental about the strand,I've only watched a handful of movies there myself.Of course I use to hang about as a teenager but only outside.I can honestly tell you I've seen maybe 6/7 movies there.In my opinion the prices were to high and if i wanted to see a movie id wait and get it sent to me when it came out on DVD through Netflix.I guess I just hate to see this town dying when it doesn't have to.I guess I know the persons involved in the decisions and its all about the money and leaving pburg behind instead of trying to better out town like the old man did.
Bullcreek

Winchester, KY

#20 Dec 13, 2012
anominity wrote:
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I'm not sentimental about the strand,I've only watched a handful of movies there myself.Of course I use to hang about as a teenager but only outside.I can honestly tell you I've seen maybe 6/7 movies there.In my opinion the prices were to high and if i wanted to see a movie id wait and get it sent to me when it came out on DVD through Netflix.I guess I just hate to see this town dying when it doesn't have to.I guess I know the persons involved in the decisions and its all about the money and leaving pburg behind instead of trying to better out town like the old man did.
funny you say I have only seen 6 or so movies there , but it should be left open because of my sentimental value . Business's do not Run on sentiment, it takes CASH, it's there business and let them do as they like. Some people around here make me ashamed to live here, stupidity at its best, you can always go to bull creek, buy a movie, buy a gun and a get er done tee shirt
24sts

United States

#21 Dec 13, 2012
Bullcreek wrote:
<quoted text> funny you say I have only seen 6 or so movies there , but it should be left open because of my sentimental value . Business's do not Run on sentiment, it takes CASH, it's there business and let them do as they like. Some people around here make me ashamed to live here, stupidity at its best, you can always go to bull creek, buy a movie, buy a gun and a get er done tee shirt
Exactly. If more people would buy local instead of running to walmart or lexignton then you would have more. You all want things in your town but don't support them and slam the rich for not putting you against their tit. Too many people getting somthing for nothing and self intitiled moochers. The only people making it are the politicians that you dumb asses vote in just to get your road paved, while they use their position to buy land on the cheap to turn a big profit. You have some great places to eat but instead of being thankful all you do is Bitch about them. You reap what you sow. Unfortunately Pburg is too lazy and hypocritical to progress with the times. Progress or perish.

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