Arclight Cinemas Closure Mourned By Rian Johnson, Barry Jenkins & More – Deadline

Refresh for updates …On Monday, a number of prominent Hollywood figures took to social media to mourn the closure of Arclight theaters.

“Well that sucks,” tweeted Knives Out and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. “Everyone who worked at Arclight loved the movies, and you felt it. Sending love to all the bailiffs, managers and projectionists who rocked this blue shirt and made it such a special place.

Meanwhile, Barry Jenkins – the Oscar winner behind Moonlight, and the upcoming Amazon series The Underground Railroad, simply tweeted “F ** K”.

Known as the creator of The Haunting of Hill House and movies like Doctor Sleep, Mike Flanagan tweeted, “If the Arclight really goes away, I’ll be crushed – it’s such a big part of my life in Los Angeles.” I’ve been so, so I can’t wait to see the day when it’s all over and I might come back to @ArcLightCinemas… ”

Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters will not reopen; Parent company Decurion hands over keys to owners

“It’s heartbreaking for employees and moviegoers,” said Nia Vardalos, screenwriter, director, producer and actress. “I will always be grateful #MyBigFatGreekWedding premiered at ArcLight and performed at Pacific Theaters. Thank you.”

Best known for his turn as Big Boo in Netflix Orange is the new blackLea DeLaria also took to Twitter with fond memories of Arclight. “I’ve always loved that the staff at The Arclight wear their favorite movie on their badge, ”she said. “Once an employee who helped me wore The First Wives Club, a movie I’m in, and all I was thinking was, ‘Really? My favorite movie is Rebecca by Alfred Hitchcock. #justsayin. “

Deadline first announced today that Arclight and its sister channel, Pacific Theaters, will not be reopening. “It wasn’t the outcome that everyone wanted,” said theater owner Decurion, “but despite a huge effort that has exhausted all potential options, the company does not have a viable path.

We’ll update this story with more reactions as they happen.

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