Hanover theater closes suddenly
HANOVER, PA — The manager of the Diamond Cinema found out his theater was closing when an employee called him Monday morning to say the signs were missing and most of the equipment and supplies were gone.
Rushing to the discount theater, he found a note from the owner saying the theater was closing.
The owner sited last years writers' strike as the cause of a falloff in business. Less movies are being released and first-run theaters are holding onto them longer, resulting in less business in the second-run circuit.
The theater reopened in 2007. The owner said he lost more than $100,000 in the theater this year and also closed a cinema in York last September because he could not afford the rent.
Read more in The Evening Sun.