Clarion movie theatre to show one movie a month in Spanish

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” will be the first Spanish-language matinee the Clarion Movie Theater will show. Photo by Bridget Shileny

Who doesn’t love going to the movies? Most of us like to take in the occasional flick, so we are fortunate that Clarion is one of those increasingly rare small towns that actually has a movie theatre. And soon, the Clarion Theatre hopes to be even more relevant to the community by reaching out an under-served but large population- Spanish speakers.

Starting this month, the movie theatre plans to offer one movie per month that is dubbed in Spanish. This means that the characters or actors in the movie will be speaking Spanish. There will not be subtitles. President of the theatre’s Board of Directors, Shannon Walker, says the plan is to offer a Saturday matinee in Spanish once a month and see how it goes.

The Spanish-language matinee will likely be a family friendly movie that all ages can enjoy. Walker says the first movie that will be offered later this month will be “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” She emphasizes that the movie every month will be the movie already being shown at the theatre, meaning it’s a newer feature that people will be eager to see.

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