TEMPLE, Texas — After 20 years of serving the community, Premiere Cinemas is closing its chapter at the Temple mall, according to the company Facebook.
The cinema wants to remind residents they have one week to use any remaining gift and reward cards.
In a farewell message on their Facebook, the cinema expressed gratitude to those who supported the cinema.
"It has been an honor serving the Temple community these past 20 years. Go in, give a friendly wave to long-time Theatre Director Buffy Lara before the end of Christmas. Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Blessed New Year."
Small business owner in the Temple mall Robert Brandenburg says the pandemic played a role in the theater officially shutting down.
"The theater has been on a down hill slide since 2020 and it's never really been able to find its footing again. After that, with the events of the pandemic, it is still disappointing. There is sentimental attachment to this theater," Brandenburg explained.
What's next for the theater? Only time will tell, but the hope is for another theater to make the Temple Mall their home.
"Premiere owners said they've offered to leave some of the equipment and projectors, and things like that behind in an effort to show goodwill in the hope that a new chain might be able to come in behind them, " Brandenburg continued.
There is still time to get tickets before the theater closes for good. To purchase tickets, click here. Meanwhile, check to see what new movies and entertainment are playing below!
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