Courtland Cinemas close

posted by steelbeard1 on January 20, 2009 at 10:48 am

BURTON, MI — The Courtland Center Cinemas closed its doors after the last shows Sunday, December 11. This National Amusements cinema is the second cinema to close in as many months in Genesee County. The Fenton Cinemas ) closed last month. This is the third National Amusements cinema in the Flint area to close in recent months.

They had previously closed the Showcase Cinemas Flint East and the Cinema 10. Looking at the Cinema 10’s attraction board now, the message which previously said to visit the Showcase Cinemas Flint West, Cinema 10 and Miracle Twin Drive-in now reads visit the Showcase Cinemas Flint West. So the future of the Miracle Twin Drive-in Theatre, the last remaining National Amusements drive-in theater, is uncertain. We will find out for sure by May.

This leaves two National Amusements cinemas still in operation in Michigan. Besides the Showcase Cinemas Flint West in Flint, they still operate the Showcase Cinemas Ann Arbor ) in Ypsilanti.

Further details about the Courtland Cinemas closing can be found in the Flint Journal.

Comments (4)

markp on January 20, 2009 at 11:17 am

The once mighty Redstone empire crumbling away slowly but surely.

steelbeard1 on January 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Of course, the former message on the Cinema 10 attraction board said to visit the Showcase Cinemas Flint West, Courtland Cinemas and Miracle Twin Drive In. Sorry for the typo.

movies10063 on January 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm

yea they have closed and are selling off 4 Showcase cinemas in Conn. and rumor has it more are going to be sold to pay Mr. Redstones large debt. I can hear the crumbling…….

markp on January 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm

This seems to be heading the same way of the Circuit City retail chain, where they try in vain to sell off assets to stay afloat, then when that don’t work, it just gets shut down forever. One of the best run chains I ever worked for now seems headed for the scrap heap.

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