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MET Cinemas

2002 Photo from the Mike Olpin collection.
40015 Highway 49
Oakhurst CA 93644

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Record #2664  
 Opened: 1987
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Information for this tour was contributed by Mike Olpin.

This is the kind of theatre a megaplex guy can escape to. A family run location, with a great small town vibe to it. Also owned by the family is a small shop next door to the theatre that sells gifts, tourist items, and really good home-made candy and ice cream treats, which you can take into the theatre. You can tell that they really try hard to make movie going a great experience.

The owner watches the movies when they come in, and then reviews them on the phone recording along with the showtimes - and hes very honest. He's not afraid to say something along the lines of "This movie was awful. The story was shallow and the actors were hams. but if you feel so inclined to torture yourself with this film, our showtimes are 2:15, 5:30, 7:30, and 10:00. Presented in DTS."

Originally a Carpet store, this retail space was converted to a nice Twin theatre with some very strange rooflines caused by the A-frame structure of the space. A third Screen was added later to the front of the building.

Appearently, the Owner of the MET wanted to add 2 more screens, however could not due to parking regulations. As far as I can tell, the story goes like this: It seems the government was concerned that the availability of parking at the strip mall could not support a 5 screen multiplex. So, he built a separate twin theatre next door. On paper, because they were two separate locations, it worked out. The parking area could easily facilitate another 2 screen theatre. And thus the MET Too was born. Entirely new construction houses two large screen theatres.

The Met closed at the end of October 2012. It reopened under new ownership on March 1, 2013.

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June 2002 photos from the Mike Olpin collection.

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