Oi Musashinokan closes

Ono Seiko and Aaron Gerow onogerow
Tue Dec 29 21:07:55 EST 1998

Yet another rep theater is closing.  The papers reported that the Oi 
Musashinokan, known for its eclectic and "cult" programming of Japanese 
films, will be closing December 31st.  Its owner, Musashino Kogyo (which 
runs several first run theaters) said the theater has been losing money 
in the last few years due to the rise of home video.  Now there are NO 
rep theaters in Tokyo that show old Japanese movies every day as their 
main programming (I am not counting triple-bill theaters like the 

Aaron Gerow
Yokohama National University
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