Rutland's movieplex closedStaff Report | October 13,2009
The Movieplex in downtown Rutland is closed again — but a sign on the marquee promises the closure will last only until “new ownership” takes over.
The theater, owned by Cinema North which also owns movie theaters in Massachusetts and New York, has been closed in the past by eviction proceedings brought by the owners of the Rutland Shopping Plaza which houses the nine-screen theater. The state of Vermont has also temporarily shut down the theater in the past.
But the words on the marquee along with out-of-state reports that Cinema North’s other theaters were also closed Tuesday and the company’s removal of its Web-site suggested the company wouldn’t be returning for an encore as it had in the past.
As of 3 p.m., Cinema North owners Kipp Mullin and Gerald Couture III could not be reached for comment.
The company’s office on Route 4 remained open, but an employee in the front office said Mullin and Couture would probably not be releasing any information about the company’s future or the Rutland theater’s new owner today.
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