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Hamilton, NJ: Destinta Theatres - Independence Plaza Closed December 31, 2010

Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 11:13 AM

The Destinta Theatres - Independence Plaza in Hamilton, New Jersey closed on December 31, 2010, according to an article by the New Jersey Times:

The lights have gone down for good at Destinta Theatres. The Independence Plaza movie theater shut its doors Dec. 31.

Instead of listing the latest blockbusters, the movie marquee facing South Broad Street now displays only a single message: “Theater closed.”

Owners of Destinta Theatres, a Lodi-based company, could not be reached yesterday, but sheets of paper taped to the theater’s door read, “As of Dec. 31, theatre closed.” The cinema’s former phone number now leads to a disconnected line.

Local residents and shoppers said they’re not surprised to see the theater shuttered.

As more and more moviegoers flocked to the mega-screens and the IMAX theater at the AMC 24 cinema on Sloan Avenue — or saved their money and stayed home — traffic seemed to dry up at Destinta.

According to this article, the theater opened in April 1999, and the AMC opened just three weeks later, with twice as many screens. Click the Read link below to view the full article.

The AMC Hamilton 24 is located just two miles away, and there are a total of nine theaters within 15 miles of the Destinta's location.

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