Flagship Cinemas Sued by State of Maine, May be Forced to Sell Strand Theatre

posted by Patrick Crowley on December 29, 2003 at 10:38 am

ROCKLAND, ME — The Maine Attorney General’s office has filed an antitrust suit against Flagship Cinemas, the present owners of Rockland’s long-closed Strand Theatre, according to a report in the Village Soup.

The suit charges that Flagship, which purchased the Strand in 2001 with promises of restoration, has kept the theater closed as a means of preventing competitors from using the theater. As a remedy, Maine’s Attorney General is seeking to force Flagship to sell the Strand to an independent third-party.

Comments (4)

Lawrence on December 29, 2003 at 2:29 pm

What other theaters does FLAGSHIP operate in the Rockland area?

sdoerr on December 29, 2003 at 2:56 pm

Any info on the new owner? Hopefully it will be restored

Jacker on January 23, 2005 at 8:21 pm

Whatever happened. Was this theatre sold or is it still for sale? I am looking for a theatre in maine to own and operate.

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