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Another sign of the times, the newly opened Boston Seaport cinema has closed permanently according to the Boston Globe:

The credits have rolled for the final time at a local movie theater.

The ShowPlace ICON Theatre in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood closed its doors permanently on Monday after more than three years in business at 60 Seaport Blvd.

According to a joint statement from parent company Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres and building owner WS Development, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic was the ultimate deciding factor in the theater closing.

“Due to the economic impact of the pandemic and despite collaborative efforts from both WS Development and Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres to avoid such, it has been mutually agreed between both parties that Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatre will no longer operate the theatre at The Seaport,” the statement read. “WS Development will be evaluating next steps and timelines for the theatre in the near future.”

First opened in January 2018, ShowPlace ICON gave the Seaport a luxury theater that catered to an older, upscale crowd with adults-only screenings, a full service restaurant and bar, and elevated concessions like gourmet popcorn flavors designed by local chefs.

Source: Boston Globe

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