The Last Reel

In Maplewood, Minnesota, a discount movie theater’s doors are shuttered, as its passionate owner, dedicated employees, and a group of movie-goers watch their community fade into memory. Change is evident in the light projected through celluloid, in the buzzes and clatters of the projection booth, and in a final screening of the Evil Dead trilogy on 35mm. All of this occurs prior to its owner turning on the house lights for the last time, as the theatre changes ownership. A neighboring megachurch takes over the business to bring the theater into a new era of digital projection.

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HD / 2018 / 23 mins