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Arclight & Pacific Theaters to Close Permanently; Celebs React


Yesterday, the ownership of Arclight and Pacific Theaters made a statement that they were closing permanently due to the pandemic. Arclight has a handful of theaters in cities across the country, and Pacific Theaters has over 300 screens in California.

From the statement: “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.”

Arclight has some of the most prominent movie theaters in Los Angeles, with the Cinerama Dome and Arclight Hollywood routinely hosting film premieres and Q&As. They are some of the busiest theaters in the country on any given weekend, with Arclight Hollywood being one of the most notable homes for limited releases in LA.

It has been noted that this could be a hardball lease renegotiation tactic, and/or that another company will pick up the leases and reopen the theaters. But that is TBD.

Because the theater chain was so central to filmmaking and Los Angeles, the news inspired a lot of celebrity reactions.


Rian Johnson

Lulu Wang

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Alma Har'el

Edgar Wright




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Tags: covid-19, film, film director
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