The show’s over for downtown Winnipeg’s last remaining mainstream movie theater.
A representative for Landmark Cinemas told 680 CJOB on Friday that Towne Cinema 8 is closed for good. A temporary closure was announced last summer.
The Notre Dame Avenue standby is now listed for sale after four decades in business.
The Landmark spokesperson said it was a difficult decision and that the owners appreciate all the support Winnipeggers have given them over the years.
The Towne’s closure was preceded by the closure of the Globe cinema in Portage Place in 2014 and a string of closures – including the Garrick, Odeon and Northstar cinemas – from the 1990s to the early 2000s.
The 85-seat Dave Barber Cinematheque, operated by the Winnipeg Film Group, remains open in the city’s Exchange District, screening independent, Canadian and international films.
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