Arclight Cinemas, Pacific Theatres Will Not Reopen
Movie theaters have been struggling during the COVID pandemic and news has broken that Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres will close down due to it. The news comes just as things were slowly returning to normal with the box office showing some life as blockbusters are released and individuals receive vaccines.
In a statement, the company said:
After shutting our doors more than a year ago, today we must share the difficult and sad news that Pacific will not be reopening its ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres locations. This was not the outcome anyone wanted, but despite a huge effort that exhausted all potential options, the company does not have a viable way forward.
To all the Pacific and ArcLight employees who have devoted their professional lives to making our theaters the very best places in the world to see movies: we are grateful for your service and your dedication to our customers. To our guests and members of the film industry who have made going to the movies such a magical experience over the years: our deepest thanks. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you.
This will shutter some iconic theaters like Cinerama Dome which was featured in film and television.
There is always a chance the company will be bought out but reports indicate the company is behind when it comes to rent for their locations.
The company controlled 300 screens in California and featuring locations outside the state in Boston, Chicago, and Maryland.