Reading Cinemas Shutters Downtown San Diego Movie Theater

The movie theater located in the San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter announced it had permanently closed as of Feb. 1

A movie theater located in the heart of downtown San Diego has shuttered, Reading Cinemas announced early Tuesday morning.

The company said it had closed its Reading Cinemas Gaslamp location at 701 5th Avenue – a hub of many local film fests, including the recent 2016 San Diego Black Film Festival.

Reading Cinemas posted the announcement on its website and overnight on Facebook, writing:

“Reading Cinemas Gaslamp is closed as of February 1, 2016. The management and staff of Reading Cinemas have enjoyed exhibiting the best movies & events in the heart of the Gaslamp District for the past 8 years. Thank you for your support, San Diego!”
No further details were released regarding the closure of the movie theater nor future plans for the large site in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter.

For now, Reading Cinemas says patrons can visit other San Diego-area locations that are still operational, including Reading Cinemas Town Square (4665 Clairemont Dr.), Reading Cinemas Grossmont Center (5500 Grossmont Center Dr.) and Angelika Film Center Carmel Mountain (11620 Carmel Mountain Rd.).

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