American Theater in Parkchester set to close in 4 days

Bronx community members are outraged over the closing of a popular movie theater on East Avenue in Parkchester. The American Theater, which has been open

The American Theater, which has been open since

The American Theater, which has been open since 1940, is set to close in the next four days. (Credit: News 12 )

THE BRONX - Bronx community members are outraged over the closing of a popular movie theater on East Avenue in Parkchester.

The American Theater, which has been open since 1940, is set to close in the next four days.

Five years ago, the American was leased to Bow Tie Cinemas, and renovations were made to keep patrons coming to the theater.

However, crowds are not enough to keep the films rolling.

The management at Bow Tie Cinemas sent News 12 a statement saying that their lease cannot be renewed.

The theater is set to close after the weekend.
 

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