On Sunday morning I was walking around downtown Silver Spring with my daughter Sylvia. At both of my local movie theaters churches had rented space and were having services in the theater. As an economist this seems like a great idea. There is a large fixed cost to have the seating and building for movie theaters. No one goes to see movies on Sunday mornings so the space is not being used so the marginal cost of having the church there is near zero. I think all you would need is to have someone unlock the door and maybe clean up after. I do wonder if they open the concession stand?
I thought the only thing that could be better would be a synagogue that meets in a bowling alley, you know for people who like their local alley but don't roll on shabbas. Of course LA had one in the earlier nineties , I wonder if Walter Sobchak was a member of Rabbi Espstein's congregation?