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Without a theater, Film Society pulling back its offerings

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Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar
The community protests lack of progress in the repairs to the Ojai Playhouse building after the 2015 Fourth of July parade.
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
After 28 years, the Ojai Film Society (OFS) isn't quite calling it quits, but it will scale back its showings for the rest of 2017 — a cultural casualty in the wake of the Ojai Playhouse Theater flood.
“Our existence is tied to a venue,” OFS President Marty Harris said Feb. 14. “The Film Society simply cannot continue to exist without a theater.” The society's regular series of Sunday movies would be suspended after the Feb. 19 screening of “The Chicken People” at the Ojai Art Center Theater, he said.

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