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The 82-year-old Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills is closing down.
The Laemmle Theatre chain — devoted to showcasing arthouse and foreign-language fare — on Thursday announced that the art deco cinema will cease screening movies. The eight other Laemmle locations in the Los Angeles area presently remain open for business, according to the company’s website.
Earlier this year, Laemmle announced it is up for sale. It bought the Music Hall, which first opened for business in 1937, in the mid-1970s. It was renovated and split into three auditoriums.
“It has been my family’s privilege to operate the Music Hall for 45 years but it’s time to end our stewardship,” Laemmle Theatres president Greg Laemmle said in a post on the location’s website.
The posting on the Music Hall website added there is “a distinct possibility of a renaissance, and movies and moviegoers will return to 9036 Wilshire Boulevard, but if it happens it will be after a hiatus and with different operators.”
Greg Laemmle couldn’t immediately be reached for further comment.
Nov. 21, 5:27 pm PST An earlier version of this story inaccurately stated that Laemmle had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year.
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