‘Straight Outta Compton’ to be shown at Oak Park’s Lake Theatre

What may come as a shock to some, the Lake Theatre in Oak Park, IL will indeed be screening the rap group -N.W.A.’s  biopic – ‘Straight Outta Compton’ this weekend.

Even though the movie is being screened at this theater, will it be shown in Theater 3? If you are not a fellow Chicagoan or unfamiliar with the Lake Theatre’s screening rooms, here’s some info.

Theater 3 or Auditorium 3 is a very small auditorium that features a small screen (which looks like a television you could actually buy from BestBuy) and seats about 50 people. This auditorium is also usually used for previously released movies. Meaning, if a new movie premiered on a Friday and was shown in Theater 2 (huge auditorium); the following week, that same movie will most likely be moved to Theater 3. Theater 1 is never used for huge blockbusters, but from experience with this theater, I wouldn’t doubt the carelessness the Lake Theater will have with this film.

As of recent, the Lake Theatre screened the movie ‘Dope” which featured a predominantly African American cast. This would be the first time in a long time the theater would screen a movie like this. From first hand experience, I can state that most films by director Tyler Perry were not shown at this theater.

In other states, Universal Studios are offering to help pay for extra security for some movie theaters. Why the extra security for this particular movie? It is unknown at this time if the Lake Theatre will have extra security.

I want to hear from you – Are you going to see ‘Straight Outta Compton’ this weekend?

If you are a local Chicagoan, will you be seeing the film at the Lake Theatre in Oak Park, IL?

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