Cincinnati cinephiles, brace yourself. Kenwood Theatre is closing after 12 years in operation, the business announced on Facebook July 27.
“It has been a great 12 years that include developing close relationships with customers and employees, hosting movie star appearances, special events, and just overall fun, with a lot of work added,” the business writes.
Screenings will cease on Friday, July 29, according to the Facebook post.
Kenwood Theatre’s farewell post says the closing is a result of a mutual agreement between the business and its landlord. The theater says their landlord is taking the shopping center where the theater sits in a new direction. The redevelopment plan will not include a movie theatre.
Kenwood Theatre is one of three independent movie theaters in the Kenwood-Esquire-Mariemont group. The cinemas are known for screening popular as well as independent and obscure films, film festivals and arts events. The Esquire is iconic to Ludlow Avenue for its art-deco architecture.
“What has been the most meaningful to us, as a locally owned and operated theatre, is our loyal customer base – we know many of you by name,” the business writes. “We hope that you will continue to visit us at our sister cinemas, the Esquire and Mariemont Theatres.”
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