9. Car­bon­ear Cinema closed by fire

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The only movie the­atre in the Trinity Con­cep­tion re­gion was se­ri­ously dam­aged by fire in late Oc­to­ber, with the owner of the busi­ness, Keith Oates, de­scrib­ing the in­ci­dent as “gut-wrench­ing.”

The Car­bon­ear Cinema went up in flames late in the evening on Oct. 26, not long af­ter pa­trons who had ear­lier at­tended a movie had left the build­ing. In­ves­ti­ga­tors said the fire was caused by an elec­tri­cal mal­func­tion.

Oates said at the time the build­ing was “sal­vage­able,” and he in­di­cated he would like to re­open the busi­ness, which had been in op­er­a­tion at the Pow­ell Drive op­er­a­tion since 1979.

Fire­fight­ers bat­tle a blaze at the Car­bon­ear Cinema in late Oc­to­ber.

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