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Oakhurst, CA: MET Cinemas Closed

Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012. Last Updated on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 7:30 PM by Scott Jentsch

The MET Cinemas in Oakhurst, California closed today. A message posted on their web site simply states the following:

WITH HEAVY HEARTS WE REGRETFULLY INFORM YOU THAT WE ARE NO LONGER OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

THANK YOU.

IF ANYONE HAS A YEAR PASS OR ANY GIFT CERTIFICATES PLEASE CONTACT US AT METCINEMA@STI.NET, LEAVE YOUR INFORMATION AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU AS SOON AS WE CAN.

THANK YOU AGAIN.

The Sierra Star published an article, titled "Mourning the Met" about the closing that quotes the owners of the theater about the reason for the theater closing:

Plagued with sleepless nights since the fall of 2008 over the financial solvency of the Met Cinema, owners Ray and Irma Martinez regretfully closed the Oakhurst movie theater on Nov. 1 -- a decision that hit them and area residents unexpectedly.

"The word we're using is grieving," Ray said. "Just thank you community, and we're sorry."

After the Martinezes spoke with their lawyer last week about their hopes of at least pushing through to the holiday season, they were advised that wouldn't be possible. Close the doors tomorrow, or go under, he told them.

"Had we put it out there and said, 'We're about to close,' people would have showed up and maybe made a two month effort, but we couldn't have made a permanent change (to make things better)," Ray said.

You can read the full article by clicking on the Read link below.

Moviegoers in the area will have to travel to see movies on the big screen, with the closest theater being the Madera Drive-In Theatre in Madera, about 34 miles away. There are six other theaters within a 40 mile radius, so check out the list of Nearby Theaters to find a theater that is playing what you want to see!



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