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All Showplace Cinemas Theaters Close Temporarily Excluding Showplace East

Showplace Cinemas announced Monday that Showplace East on Evansville's east side would be its only operating theater.

Posted: Sep 21, 2020 1:11 PM
Updated: Sep 22, 2020 9:30 AM

Showplace East on Evansville's east side will now be the only operational Showplace Cinemas theater, according to an announcement made on the Showplace Cinemas Facebook page on Monday.

Showplace East, which is located at 1801 Morgan Center Drive in Evansville, Indiana, is one of six Showplace theater locations in Indiana. Showplace Cinemas has two other locations, one of which is in Henderson, Kentucky, and the other in Harrisburg, Illinois.

Showplace Cinemas President Mick Stieler says the change in theater operations is due to a lack of revenue.

"It's killing me... I mean you know, this has been my life since I was 12-years-old," Stieler said. "But we can't be open if we're going to lose money."

According to Showplace Cinemas, Showplace Entertainment Center & Burgh House in Newburgh, which is home to arcade games, bowling, laser tag, and more, will also remain open.

"We are hopeful that new films will be released in November and at that time we'll be able to reopen, and stay open," Showplace Cinemas said in its statement on Monday.

After initially closing its doors in March, Showplace Cinemas briefly opened back up in June before once again closing amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.

All but one of the eight Showplace Cinemas locations then reopened on Aug. 28, continuing operations until now.

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