The only movie theater in Jersey County will close this weekend. The Stadium Theater in Jerseyville is being closed by AMC, and the last day of business is tomorrow. The company, which took over the Stadium after purchasing a number of former Kerasotes Theater Chain locations in 2010, has been closing some of the older locations it acquired.
Allen Gilmore of the Jersey County Business Association says the Stadium was an affordable place to see a show, and brought people from around the county and even neighboring counties:
Large crowds are expected for the final shows, but the theater will be dark on Sunday. Gilmore says there has been a lot of talk about saving the theater, but no action as of yet.