Jefferson Valley Mall Theater Closes Again

posted by Jeffrey1955 on December 8, 2010 at 5:45 am

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY — The Movies at Jefferson Valley, an 8-plex operated by Trademark Cinemas and located in the Jefferson Valley Mall has closed once again, for the second time in four years. The Journal News quoted the CEO of Trademark Cinemas as saying the mall’s owner, Simon Properties, would not renew the company’s lease, despite repeated attempts to gain a long-term contract. Trademark had operated the theater (opened originally under the United Artists banner as a 6-plex about 25 years ago) since Regal closed it in 2006, calling it “underperforming.”

While the Journal News reports that this leaves the town of Yorktown “without a cinema within its 40 square miles,” it also notes that Regal pulled out after opening another multiplex in the Cortlandt Town Center, which, though not in the same town, is only four miles away.

According to the article, mall management issued a statement affirming their commitment to “a mix of retail, food and entertainment options” but not commenting on reasons for the theater’s closing.

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Comments (7)

KenLayton
KenLayton on December 8, 2010 at 6:26 am

The mall probably wanted too much rent.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 8, 2010 at 7:15 am

Possibly, but the problem might be with Trademark; their Apple Valley location in Rhode Island was served an eviction notice due to non-payment of rent and closed recently (http://cinematreasures.org/news/25177_0_1_0_C/); the Apple Valley location was supposedly operated by Cinema Holdings, but the eviction notice was served on Trademark). Perhaps the reason that the mall operator was unwilling to extend a long term lease was due to erratic rent payments.

DavidWallick
DavidWallick on December 8, 2010 at 10:12 am

It never was much of a theater anyways. It was more like a bunch of generic boxes that showed films.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

So true with so many so-called Theatres.

kellybrooks
kellybrooks on December 13, 2010 at 1:11 am

Hello Friends,
This is Kelly Brooks
After knowing through the above article that the Jefferson Valley Mall closed…I felt sad about it..Because every set up needs time, value and money and the sudden shutter of anything brings a lose….Dont know what are the reasons behind it but only i can say,whatever happened was not good….

chocolate

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 13, 2010 at 10:34 am

Mike, I think you are thanking someone who just tried to post spam. The message is garbled and the last word is apparently part of a link.

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