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."