Rian Johnson, Edgar Wright, and More Speak Out Against ArcLight Theaters Shutdown: ‘A Huge Loss’

Rian Johnson, Edgar Wright, and More Speak Out Against ArcLight Theaters Shutdown: ‘A Huge Loss’
Rian Johnson and Edgar Wright are only two of the many directors posting tributes to ArcLight Theaters following news Monday night the beloved movie theater chain is permanently closing its doors. At the time of the announcement, there were 11 ArcLight locations nationwide. ArcLight’s Hollywood location is one of the most popular movie theaters in the country and is also home to the famous Cinerama Dome.

“There’s a reason every movie lover in L.A. is in mourning,” Rian Johnson told the Los Angeles Times in a statement. “If you lived in this town and loved movies, you’ve had life-changing experiences in that complex. But more than that, it’s easy to forget how the ArcLight completely transformed the moviegoing experience: assigned seating, plush comfy chairs, no late entry to screenings, these were all considered wild and crazy ideas when they first opened…. This is a huge, huge loss.
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