Fayetteville theatre streaming movies to stay afloat amid pandemic

Movie theaters continue to see an increase in visitors

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, many businesses have been forced to remain closed to stop the spread of the virus, including movie theaters.

Cameo Art House Theater sits along Hay Street and has been a staple of the downtown Fayetteville area for more than 20 years.

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Married couple and owners Nasim and Chris Kuenzel say they’ve only closed their establishment around twice in that time until the pandemic struck.

“This last four and a half months has been extremely unusual,” Nasim said.

On Friday evening, they opened their doors to customers for the first time since March, selling concessions as a way to bring in some sort of revenue. While the projectors and theater seats remain empty, they hope selling candy, popcorn and drinks can provide a little relief.

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