Movies at Midway Won't Host 2015 Rehoboth Beach Film Festival - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Movies at Midway Won't Host 2015 Rehoboth Beach Film Festival

Posted:
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announced this week that the annual Rehoboth Beach Film Festival will no longer be held at the Movies at Midway starting 2015.
According to Midway, contract obligations bar it from renting out theaters. However, this year's festival, November 5-9, will be held in four of the theaters and the rest will be in Cape Henlopen High School's auditorium.
According to the film society's board president Darrel Grinstead, the decision was a shock, but they plan to have the festival no matter what.
"We made every effort to convince them that they should continue to support them but so far we have no success in that regard," Grinstead said. "There's worry, but we have every expectation that with all the various venues in this community we'll be able to put on a film festival in 2015 but we frankly haven't had enough time to make the plans for that."
Some society members are upset, like Rochelle Cohen.
"I can tell you it's very special for a lot of people," she explained. "Last year I rescheduled a hip replacement around the film festival."
Grinstead also said he wishes the film society had showed more appreciation for Midway in the past, and understands the contract change.
The film festival sold 19,000 tickets last year, for several thousand people, and is expected to grow every year. The movie-goers come from many different states, and bring business to Delaware's beaches.
Jessica Nathan, manager of restaurant Bethany Blues, said she is disappointed in the loss of the nearby event.
"We'll certainly see a drop off," she said. "Because they do films all day and all evening and we're open for lunch and dinner, it's a nice flow in and out for us."
Grinstead also said the film society is considering opening its own movie theater, but are still in the early planning stages.
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Delaware Auditor's Office Issues Report on Correctional Overtime

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:38:46 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:38:46 GMT
    The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del. (Photo: WBOC)The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del. (Photo: WBOC)

    DOVER, Del. -- More than a third of Delaware's budgeted funding for overtime is being spent in the Department of Correction with some correctional officers earning more than their entire year's salary in overtime, according to a report from the state auditor's office. The report from Auditor Tom Wagner (R) found 38 percent of the  state's $57 million expenditures in Fiscal Year 2016 went through DoC, which employs about 2,500 people. The figure currently holds at 36 percent...

    More

    DOVER, Del. -- More than a third of Delaware's budgeted funding for overtime is being spent in the Department of Correction with some correctional officers earning more than their entire year's salary in overtime, according to a report from the state auditor's office. The report from Auditor Tom Wagner (R) found 38 percent of the  state's $57 million expenditures in Fiscal Year 2016 went through DoC, which employs about 2,500 people. The figure currently holds at 36 percent...

    More
  • Delaware Ag Officials Warn about Fire Ants

    Delaware Ag Officials Warn about Fire Ants

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:49:10 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:49:10 GMT

    State agriculture authorities are alerting local businesses and buyers of tropical nursery stock of the recent detection of fire ants in a shipment of palm trees imported from Florida. 

    More

    State agriculture authorities are alerting local businesses and buyers of tropical nursery stock of the recent detection of fire ants in a shipment of palm trees imported from Florida. 

    More
  • Updated: Man Dead in Domestic Incident Involving Off-duty Delaware State Trooper

    Updated: Man Dead in Domestic Incident Involving Off-duty Delaware State Trooper

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:11:13 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:32:10 GMT

    A domestic shooting involving an off-duty state trooper in Delaware has left one man shot and the trooper "severely battered."

    More

    Authorities say an off-duty Delaware state trooper used her service weapon to shoot and kill her boyfriend in a domestic incident.
        

    More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Cruisin' OC Weekend Raises Concerns

    Cruisin' OC Weekend Raises Concerns

    Although this weekend brought in a lot of business for the 25th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City, there were many people left in town that had mixed emotions about the event.More
    Although this weekend brought in a lot of business for the 25th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City, there were many people left in town that had mixed emotions about the event.More
  • Locals React to Cruisin' Ocean City

    Locals React to Cruisin' Ocean City

    Thousands of cars rumbled into Ocean City for Cruisin' OC but not everyone was thrilled about it.

    For 27 years unique cars have traveled from hundreds of miles away to drive up and down the streets of Ocean City.

    While this event might be a big attraction for people who aren't from Delmarva, not everyone gets revved up for the weekend.Locals said that over the past few years the noise and the smell has gotten to be a little too much.

    More

    Thousands of cars rumbled into Ocean City for Cruisin' OC but not everyone was thrilled about it.

    For 27 years unique cars have traveled from hundreds of miles away to drive up and down the streets of Ocean City.

    While this event might be a big attraction for people who aren't from Delmarva, not everyone gets revved up for the weekend.Locals said that over the past few years the noise and the smell has gotten to be a little too much.

    More
  • Residents Worry About Uptick in Violence on One Particular Street

    Residents Worry About Uptick in Violence on One Particular Street

    In Dover, in recent weeks, shootings have mostly been concentrated on the south side of New Street with a person, a home, and a car being hit by gunfire.

    More

    In Dover, in recent weeks, shootings have mostly been concentrated on the south side of New Street with a person, a home, and a car being hit by gunfire.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices