Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Circle Cinemas' last picture show

One of my old college haunts, Circle Cinemas at 399 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brookline, will officiallly close its doors on Sunday, Sept. 7.

According to the Globe, National Amusements Inc. is shutting down the 68-year-old theater because the location is "no longer financially viable."

For those not in the know, this Cleveland Circle staple is a seven-screen, old-school movie theater that's a throwback to the '70s and walking distrance from the Reservoir and Cleveland Circle stations as well as Boston College.

Unfortunately, Circle Cinema's curtain call is emblematic of the financial impact of DVDs and home movie viewing is having on many Massachusetts movie theaters.

So long Circle Cinemas!

1 comment:

sarah said...

i live in the neighborhood and didn't even know this was happening until i walked by today and saw the empty marquee. such terrible news.
i have trouble believing it's lack of financial viability since it's been busy every time i've gone there. on tuesdays i've even seen lines out the door and around the corner. i'm nervous to see what will replace it.

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