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Summer of blockbuster movies have Clark County theaters seeing increased ticket sales

After COVID, strikes by writers and actors upended film industry, Clark County cinemas anticipate a good summer

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: July 8, 2024, 6:10am
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Moviegoers line up to purchase concessions Wednesday at Battle Ground Cinema. Ticket sales at the theater haven&rsquo;t quite reached pre-pandemic levels but are only 15 percent behind.
Moviegoers line up to purchase concessions Wednesday at Battle Ground Cinema. Ticket sales at the theater haven’t quite reached pre-pandemic levels but are only 15 percent behind. (Photos by Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Theaters in Clark County and nationwide are aiming to make a comeback after the cinema industry tanked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The name of the game is to have the product, to have good movies,” said Elie Kassab, owner of Prestige Theatres, which operates Battle Ground Cinema. “Thank God we’re starting to get good movies.

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