Conway movie theater closing doors after 12 years

Conway movie theater closing doors after 12 years

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A Conway movie theater is rolling it’s final credits. The Rivertown Stadium 12, a 12-screen, nearly 2,000-seat theater, opened in 2007 announced via Facebook the facility is closed and looking for new ownership.

The theater is closed for the time being while new ownership is being sought. The staff of this location, some of who...

Posted by The Rivertowne Stadium 12 on Friday, January 25, 2019

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Conway's movie theater closed this week.

A social media post from the Rivertown Stadium 12 theater on Friday afternoon said the theater is no longer open. The post said new ownership is being sought.

“The staff of this location, some of whom worked here many years, wishes to thank everyone for the 12 years of patronage,” the post said. “We have fond memories, pictures, stories, etc, that we will take with us and cherish perhaps for the rest of our lives. We have made many friends … built relationships with the community as a whole and really enjoyed our time here.”

They said they hope another company will soon get the theater back up and running.

According to court records, the Frank Theaters corporation filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in West Palm Beach, Florida, late last fall.

Theater manager Max Rittmeier told My Horry News in December that at that time the theater had many technical difficulties, including loss of connection with the popular Fandango ticketing site, loss of internet access, and credit card machine issues. The theater has been cash-only for over a month and the power was briefly out for a few days just before Christmas, according to their outgoing phone information message.

The 12-screen, over 2,000-seat theater opened in Conway in 2007.

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