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Fighting to Save the Historic Clayton Theatre


In February 1949, the Clayton Theatre opened in Dagsboro, Del. with a screening of the Ava Gardner film, One Touch of Venus. Since then, it's been an important landmark and gathering place for local residents. But the Clayton is fighting for its life, following the announcement by Hollywood studios that they'll stop releasing movies on 35-millimeter film by the end of this year. The Clayton's owner says it will cost at least $85,000 to make the conversion to digital, so she and members of the community are trying to raise the money needed to keep the theatre open.  Bryan Russo visits the Clayton and finds out about the history of Delaware's only single-screen, first-run theater.

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