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Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres are closing down all of its locations for good, parent company The Decurion Corporation announced Monday citing financial hardships brought on by the pandemic.
“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,” according to a prepared statement Monday. “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.”
Included in the closures — 300 screens in California — is the iconic Cinerama Dome. It’s unclear if another company is lined up to assume the leases and reopen any if not all of the dark cinemas.
“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,” according to the statement. “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.”