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Why it took so long for Compton to get its own movie theater

Why it took so long for Compton to get its own movie theater

Compton native Wade Simpson, 18, sometimes goes to the cinema once a week to see the latest comedies or horror films, but he has to travel at least 30 minutes to a movie theater in Paramount or Baldwin Hills.

That could soon change. Simpson smiled when he heard about plans to finally build a movie theater near a Compton hotel.

"I think it's a good thing," he said. "That's something people would like to do. There's really nothing out here — we have the basic stores, but no movie theater."

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