Tucson’s Century Park 16 to close in January

posted by CSWalczak on December 14, 2010 at 7:54 am

TUCSON, AZ — An investment group has purchased the Century Park 16 which is currently operated by Cinemark, which acquired the theater when it absorbed the Century chain a few years ago. The theater opened as the Century Park 12 in the late 1980’s and was built on the site of a former drive-in. The investment group plans to use the site for non-theatrical purposes.

The property is zoned for light industrial use, said Buzz Isaacson, a broker with CB Richard Ellis who is listing the property for the investors. That leaves it open to a variety of occupant types, including medical, office or educational. It could include some retail space, though that will not likely be its primary use, Isaacson said.

A new tenant would likely retrofit the existing structures to accommodate its business. “Our prediction is that we will attract a user that will use all or part of the theaters,” Isaacson said.

The full story appeared in the Arizona Daily Star.

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Comments (2)

UnknownCinemaDude on December 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Here is a link and CENTURY PARK 16 with access to over 163 photos from when it Opened OCTOBER 6TH, 1989 to FEB. 2005 , just taking a quick glimpse of this unremarkable moviepalace photos and it is sad that to see this closing! another piece of cinema history gone! take a look! click here http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/1384.html

MissAmanda on December 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Pity. Another old auditorium-style multiplex bites the dust. When I first went there about three years ago, the crowds were healthy. Over time, they dwindled, as new stadium-style multiplexes opened in the area. The last time I was there was to see the A-Team, I believe. Hardly anyone there. I weep. I truly do.

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