Filmmaker Kevin Smith describes the movie theaters that sparked his love of filmmaking. I bought it.
The 52-year-old from Red Bank, New Jersey, is looking to purchase his Atlantic movie house in Atlantic Highlands. There, his father brought him in as a child, sometimes missing school due to his experiences.
The filmmaker, who broke the news on Instagram, shared the news with his wife Jennifer Schwalbach-Smith andother business partners, September 14th.
His plans to refurbish the interior of the 250-seat theater, which he has already renamed SModcastle Cinemas, include building a mural in the lobby depicting characters from his films. is included. New Jersey.
They include "Clerks" — he worked in real life for $27,575 and earned a staggering $375 million. It was filmed at convenience stores and video stores that got commercials — "Mall Rat," "Chasing Amy," and "Dogma."
He has also hosted live shows, founded the "Merry His Marvel Movie Society" for fans of Marvel Studios releases, and has promised to open a film school on the premises.
Smith also plans to live in an apartment above the theater, a twist on his childhood dream of living in a movie theater, he said in a post. rice field.
"This is certainly not about investment deals," Smith told NJ Advance Media. "This is owning a small part of my personal cinematic history: owning a building that will help me become a filmmaker."