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The Cinema City - Columbus in Columbus, Ohio closed on September 14, 2012 when the lights went out shortly before the movies began. Normally, a power outage wouldn't close a theater, but it does when the outage is a result of the building's owner not paying the bill. Eric Lyttle at theotherpaper.com wrote an article that documents the theater's woes:
The Marketplace of the Americas Mall, formerly the Brice Mall on Scarborough Boulevard in east Columbus, shuttered its doors on Friday when AEP turned off the juice for defaulting on the utility bill.
By Monday, the owners of the mall—Robert Hager of Minnesota and Michael Spielzogel and Todd South of Florida—had decided to close down for good.
One of the victims of the decision was mall tenant Cinema City. Manager Jacob Sanders said he was surprised when the lights went dark Friday shortly before his full slate of flicks was scheduled to start rolling.
“Ownership couldn’t pay the utilities,” said Sanders, who just two weeks ago launched a new late-night film series and had plans to add a full bar to the venue. “I had been trying to buy the theater since January. We got pretty close, but (the mall owners) couldn’t get their act together.”
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Moviegoers in the area have choices, however, so if you're in the area, you can check out this list of nearby theaters to find where to catch a movie.
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