November 2, 2011
ANDERSON, CA — After receiving an eviction notice a couple weeks back, Prime 11 Cinemas closed its doors last week. Besides leaving its workers without jobs, the loss of the major tenant could greatly affect the already struggling Shasta Outlets where it’s located.
Read the full story in the Record Searchlight.
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May 27, 2011
VISTA, CA — UltraStar Cinemas is closing three of its theaters in southern California. The Flower Hill 4 in Del Mar will be shut down in July. The Del Mar Highland 8, which closed in January supposedly for renovation, will not be reopening after all. The Carlsbad 6 in La Costa was closed earlier this month. UltraStar says that the leases on these theaters, which it acquired from The Edwards chain, were underperforming and that the leases on them were expiring.
Others in the industry claim high ticket prices have led to the theaters' demise. At $13 a ticket for a 3-D movie, many believe that a movie night out has been made unaffordable for most families.
The full story appeared in the San Diego Reader.
May 12, 2011
TOWSON, MD — Once one of the most prestigious theaters in the greater Baltimore area, the AMC Towson Commons 8 will close on May 15. Opened in 1992 by General Cinema, the theater’s fortunes have declined along with the retail area of which it is a part.
For years the three-story shopping center at York Road and Pennsylvania Avenue has been vacant but for the movie theater, which has struggled since theaters with stadium seating opened at Hunt Valley and White Marsh. The center once housed a Borders Books & Music, a craft gallery and several restaurants.
Nancy Hafford, executive director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, said she hoped the decision by the owner, a subsidiary of New York-based Capmark Finance Inc., would be good news for the future. While new restaurants and apartments have been opening all around Towson Commons, Hafford said, the large empty space has drained some of the life out of the center of town.
The announcement of the closing appeared in the Baltimore Sun.