Curtain will close on two cinemas

posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 28, 2008 at 7:45 am

BOSTON, MA — National Amusements is closing two Boston-area cinemas including Brookline’s Circle Cinemas

The Dedham-based movie chain plans to close the Showcase Cinemas Lawrence 1-6 on Monday and the Circle Cinemas in Brookline will close for business after the last show on Sept. 7. The private company said it would try to find positions at its other locations for the 51 employees affected by the closings.

“We watch all of our theaters closely,” Wanda Whitson, the company’s spokeswoman, told the Globe yesterday, “and make every effort to keep them as viable operating businesses. Once they are no longer viable, we make the decision to close them.”

Read the full story in the Boston Globe.

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Comments (6)

MPol on August 28, 2008 at 9:00 am

Sorry to hear about the two theatre closings. Here’s hoping that other theatres don’t end up following the same fate.

Vito on August 29, 2008 at 3:59 am

Atco Multiplex in Cherry Hill New Jersey will also close next week

MPol on August 29, 2008 at 9:29 am

Not long ago, I spoke with somebody who was predicting an eventual disappearance of most of the multiplex cinemas that’re now located off of many, if not most of the United States' highways, and afew movie palaces will be preserved and remain open, for people who still like to go to see older classics, independent films, etc., in a real movie theatre.

longislandmovies on August 30, 2008 at 6:59 pm

There is no way in our lifetime multiplex theaters will go away.

Vito on August 31, 2008 at 3:34 am

I agree movies are here to stay as are the theatres to show them in. For as far back as I can remember we have been told the gloom and doom stories for movies and theatres. Not even the depression stopped folks from going to the movies, and then there ws televison, which was supposed to kill movies, remember STOP PAY TV?.Then came cable,video tape and DVD. It goes on and on, but nothing will ever stop people from going to the theatres, they need to get out if the house to see movies, especially the younger generation. Summer ‘08 saw the biggest motion picture revenues in history with a whopping 4.2 billion in box-office sales.
No my friends the movies and motion picture theatres ain’t goin anywhere.

MPol on September 7, 2008 at 6:47 pm

I’ve got to admit to one thing: The fact that many, if not most of the great oilder classic films, including my alltime favorite film, West Side Story, are available on DVD has not stopped me from going to see WSS and other great old classics on the great big wide movie theatre screen when they come to the two repertory movie houses left in our area.

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