Fayetteville's Cameo Art House Theatre reopens for 1st time in a year

A staple of downtown Fayetteville is turning its projectors back on and opening its doors to patrons for the first time in more than a year.

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MICHAEL LOZANO: The Cameo Art House Theater remains a staple along Hay Street here in the Downtown area, tonight opening their doors for the first time since March 2020. They are excited and eager to bring back some entertainment for nearby locals. James Throssel, the manager of the theater, gave us a tour of what movie goers can expect. Rows in both auditoriums are blocked off to enforce social distancing, taking limited capacity into consideration. The main screen will see 30 to 40 customers, while their upstairs option will be able to hold around 20 people. Movie theaters were able to reopen back in October, but the owners chose to remain closed up until now. The theater is known for offering a wide array of independent films. While closed, customers were able to watch those films on Cameo's website to help support the business.

JAMES THROSSEL: These are the movies that I love, I think the movies that we get that oftentimes the bigger theaters don't get. I think they're the better ones, so I have miss them deeply. So I I'm so excited to be able to watch them in there again.

MICHAEL LOZANO: Their first showtime is at 7:00 o'clock this evening. Tonight at 5:30, we will share with you why they decided to wait so long to finally open their doors.

I'm in Downtown Fayetteville, Michael Lozano, ABC 11 Eyewitness News.