December 21, 2012
Updated Dec 21, 2012 at 3:57 PM PDT
With so many people visiting Yosemite, you would think businesses in the area would be getting a lot of business, but that's not always the case. Matt Sconce, James Nelson, and Keith Walker are the three entrepreneurs are fighting to save the only movie theater. Three local entrepreneurs have undertaken an ambitious task in resurrecting the town's only movie theater, and drafted a new model for small town theater operations that they hope will catch on. The mountain community contains about 20,000 households and the home of the Met Cinemas, Oakhurst, is located 20 minutes south of the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. Despite seeing a large number of tourists who stay in there due to its proximity to Yosemite, Oakhurst is still a small town that, due to the high overhead of running a theater, had a hard time supporting its only movie house, The Met Cinemas.