Delaware mall cinema closes suddenly

posted by danpetitpas on October 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm

REHOBOTH BEACH, DE — The Rehoboth Mall Cinema closed suddenly last week without informing its staff. When the general manager of the theater returned from vacation Monday, she found it closed. The theater had been struggling with low attendance and poor upkeep for some time.

“Everything in the theater was gone,” manager Loretta Stewart said. “The popcorn machine was gone. The inventory. The box office computer. Everything.”

The theater’s owner said he owed more than $20,000 to the mall for maintenance and decided to close it without telling anyone, putting seven people out of work. He also said he may reopen the second-run cinema if he can re-negotiate terms with the mall.

Read more at Delaware Online.

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