The Cinemark Movies 10 in Matthews will close its doors in about two weeks after 20 years of operation.
A theater manager confirmed that the theater’s last day of business will be Aug. 23, but told the Observer that employees weren’t given any additional information. A representative from the theater’s corporate office couldn’t be reached for comment.
The theater opened at 9508 Northeast Court, off Independence Boulevard, in August 1995. It offered movie tickets for $1.50 and showed what the industry calls “sub-run” movies, or ones that have left their initial runs at full price at other theaters.
Films shown at the theater when it opened, for example, had opened two months prior and included movies like “Casper” and “While You Were Sleeping.”
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With its rocking chair seats and digital sound, Cinemark Movies 10 was considered much more luxurious than the average discount theater.
The theater currently shows movies like “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Furious 7” in the evenings for $3 a ticket.
The theater’s parent company, Cinemark Holdings, reported record revenues for the second quarter on Thursday. The parent company operates 503 theaters in 41 U.S. states, Brazil, Argentina and 12 other Latin American countries.