Ken Cinema Gets New Life with New Lease

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     The projector will not go dim after all in an iconic corner of San Diego's Kensington neighborhood. 

    Ken Cinema on Adams Avenue will stay open after its community fought for the city's only single-screen theater, according to a Facebook post from the Ken. 

    Its owner, Landmark Theaters, announced last week that it was not able to negotiate an "acceptable new lease" with the property's landlord. The Ken's final showing was slated for Sunday.  

    However, pushback grew as word spread, and residents began standing up for the little theater. The Ken credits the community for saving it.

    Now, the cinema's seven employees can rest easy, and film buffs can find foreign and independent movies there  "for many years to come." 

    A weekend of classics -- scheduled as a farewell to the Ken -- will screen as planned. The "Weekend to Remember" starts Friday with "Seven Samurai" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and continues through Sunday with "Lawrence of Arabia," "The Big Lebowski" and "Singin' in the Rain."