As if the pandemic didn't do enough damage to the entertainment industry, our beloved Arclight Cinemas are closing for good.
Pacific Theaters, which owns the arthouse chain Arclight Cinemas, announced that it will not be reopening any of its locations even as theaters in Los Angeles, where the chain holds many of its locations, have been able to reopen with 50% capacity limits.
Read the full statement below:
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.
RIP Arclight & Pacific Theatres