CHANDLER, AZ — Flix Brewhouse has manufactured its closure in downtown Chandler permanent. Nevertheless, a further movie theater now has designs to open in its place.
“We’d like to thank the individuals of Chandler for the support throughout our quick time there and we desire the management of Look (Cinemas) substantially accomplishment as they prepare the reopening of a good cinema dining venue,” claimed Matthew Baizer, main working officer for Texas-dependent Flix Brewhouse, in a statement on Wednesday to ABC15.
The dine-in movie theater opened in 2018 at Overstreet in Chandler, in close proximity to Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue, and showcased a microbrewery, a huge kitchen area, and a amount of theater auditoriums.
Like most motion picture theaters and other firms, Flix Brewhouse shut for the majority of 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It reopened briefly very last fall as scenarios leveled and limits were being eased, but closed all over again months later, citing “ongoing problems related to Covid-19, governing administration polices, and the lack of compelling movie information.”
Soon soon after, Flix Brewhouse shut all of its theaters nationally, quite a few of which continue being shut. At least just one theater in Madison, Wisconsin reopened in current months and a different in El Paso, Texas was preparing to reopen, according to neighborhood media reviews.
Search Cinemas, a little chain of dine-in film theaters largely in California, and a person area in Texas, is established to just take more than the place in Chandler, marking its to start with place in the better Phoenix industry.
Details on when Search Cinemas intends to open have not been introduced.
The PR company that signifies Glance Cinemas acknowledged the Chandler locale on Wednesday evening, but no extra facts was straight away available.
“Look is a dine-in cinema from the group who established it. Count on uninterrupted videos, fantastic food and cocktails in an immersive environment,” reads a web site on the theater’s web-site. “Get a charcuterie board, sushi, or a deluxe shake piled superior with treats.”
In accordance to an on the web menu, the theater will have common movie theater treats, these kinds of as popcorn, sweet, and soda, but will also have additional sizeable choices, this sort of as charcuterie boards, garlic bread, chips and dip, as very well as sushi rolls, sandwiches and wraps, salads, wings, pizza, and loaded mac and cheese.
For all those with a sweet tooth, the menu also stated some common shakes, as properly as a lineup of “deluxe shakes,” including peach cobbler, Nutter Butter, and Oreo. At this issue, it is not recognised what merchandise, if any, will be element of the Chandler location’s menu.
It is the most current adjust to a film theater in the Valley. Really a few film theaters in the Valley have either shut or rebranded in the course of the pandemic.
Studio Movie Grill forever shuttered its theater at Sonora Village in Scottsdale. Florida-based Touchstar Cinemas designs to open there, though an opening date has not been introduced.
Alamo Drafthouse rebranded its theaters in Chandler, Gilbert, and Tempe to Majestic Theaters after the local franchise entrepreneurs submitted for personal bankruptcy, citing the pandemic, and finally achieved an arrangement with Alamo company to section means.
And Harkins declared that it is closing its North Valley 16 Theater close to 32nd Street and Bell Highway by the end of the 12 months, citing the economic expenses to renovate that theater. Harkins teased programs to open a new theater in the area, but details have not been introduced.