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THE ITHACAN

Senior Matt Minton writes about the importance of local theaters, like Cinemapolis, in fostering a sense of community.

Commentary: Cinemapolis is a space for community

By Matt Minton April 17, 2024
When I first stepped foot into Cinemapolis as an introverted first-year student struggling to find my place, I immediately felt a sense of belonging within Ithaca’s independent film scene. From greeting the smiling, dedicated faces at the box office to deciding what seasoning I wanted on my popcorn, I knew it would be just the first trip of many throughout my college years.
Business Insider announced Jan. 19 that the Ithaca Regal theater will be closing its doors. The closure is just one of 39 across the country after Cineworld, Regals parent company, declared bankruptcy.

Regal Cinema calls it wraps at Shops at Ithaca Mall

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor February 8, 2023
It was announced Jan. 19 by Business Insider that the Ithaca Regal theater will soon be shutting its doors.
On Oct. 5, Cineworld, the parent company of Regal, announced that it would be indefinitely closing all of its locations in the United States. Cineworld cited the COVID-19 pandemic as a main contributor to the decision.

Regal Cinemas at The Shops at Ithaca Mall closes indefinitely

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer October 21, 2020
After the dust settles and COVID-19 restrictions ease, Ithaca will have fewer silver screens. The Regal Cinemas in Ithaca closed its doors indefinitely.
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