“Straight Outta Compton” Not Playing In Compton

Straight Outta Compton (Red Band Trailer)

Straight Outta Compton stomped box office competition this weekend, but didn't get any moviegoers in its namesake... because the city has no movie theaters, reports CBS Los Angeles.

"It's a low income area, it's been heavily dis-invested in," USC professor of sociology Manuel Pastor tells the network. "When you live in a community that doesn't have that kind of retail, it's a sign that the community is devalued and people within the community feel devalued."

The report says that negotiations are currently underway to bring an entertainment district to the city, which would include a 16-screen cinema.

"Seventy percent of that would be the movie theater, and then there would be an additional thirty percent retail space," Compton City Manager Johnny Ford said. "As they're coming in, retailers are making in Compton, and that's what it's all about."

Dr. Dre has also announced plans to donate royalties from the sale of his companion album, Compton, to the city for the creation of a new arts and entertainment center for children.

Straight Outta Compton debuted at #1 at the box office this week, earning $56.1 million.

  • t08_short1

    This movie was Excellent and Thanks for putting the work of life for all to Benefit. You kept it real. You Did That

  • ameriKKKas most wanted

    man fuck straight outta compton nigga that shit was weaker than eazy e in the hospital bed!
    what we need is a movie about Public Enemy or Boogie Down Productions but that'll scare you slavemasters and house niggaz to the point of suicide or shootin up the house and burnin that muthafucka down to the ground!!!! Professor Griff woulda choked Jerry Heller out back in 1990 #facts

  • A damn shame.