Spinelli cinemas in New Hampshire closed

posted by CSWalczak on October 5, 2009 at 7:55 am

DOVER, NH — The four New Hampshire theaters operated by Spinelli Cinemas are closed: The Lilac Mall Cinema in Rochester, the Barrington Station Cinema 6 in Bar, the Plymouth in Plymouth, and the Strand in Dover. The owner hopes to re-open them by October 9, according to this article at Foster.com.

“This is not a shutdown,” he said Thursday, noting he plans to have jobs available for his employees, the number of which vary depending on the season but average about 30.

There are no plans to sell the business “at this time,” he said.

Ticket sales “were down,” Spinelli said, but some months were better than others as the theaters vied for the most popular recent films. That hasn’t always been easy considering “we don’t have the unlimited funds that these large chains have,” he said.

Comments (4)

CSWalczak on October 5, 2009 at 9:31 am

According to this follow-up article, the Spinelli Cinemas will not re-open by October 9: View link

danpetitpas on October 5, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Sounds bad. His comments are pretty cryptic. Something’s wrong.

larry on October 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Look’s like the beginning of the end here.

MPol on October 9, 2009 at 7:35 pm

That’s agreed, larry 2.

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