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Source: Larry Heyns
The Loma is within walking distance of our house. I am always amazed that a small town theater can show "first run" movies. The Loma is part of the Moore Theatres chain that also has theaters in Otsego, South Haven and Niles. Years ago, it was remodeled from a single screen to three screens. This makes for some weird stairways, etc. The upstairs theater is wide with few rows.
The two downstairs theaters are long and narrow. The $5.50 admission price includes free pop and pop corn. Other Moore theaters have different prices. The freebies leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling compared to the way you feel when you pay an arm and leg for pop corn at Benton Harbor's Celebration theater. Local historian Bill Beverly presented free slide shows about Coloma and Paw Paw Lake during the Glad-Peach Festival.
I always appreciated that the Loma donated their facility for this slide show. Mr. Beverly was able to take questions from the audience. After his death, the library has taken over the history show. It is not the same.