Kerasotes closes two theaters in Rockford

posted by danpetitpas on November 6, 2008 at 7:50 am

ROCKFORD, IL — The Rock River Valley will be without a first-run arts theater for the first time in decades as Kerasotes Theatres closes two of its smaller cinemas.

The six-screen North Towne theater, which showed $1 movies, closed last week and the five-screen Colonial Village, which shows arthouse fare, closes this week.

A Kerasotes spokesman declined to comment on why the chain was closing these theaters, however it operates a 16-screen theater in Rockford and a newer 14-screen theater in nearby Machesny Park. American Theater Corp. is also opening a dinner/movie complex at the Riverside Pavilion next year. However, all of these theaters will be showing first-run mainstream movies.

Read more in the Rockford Star.

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