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Leitersburg theater closes

Hagerstown 10 Cineplex Web site posts news

Hagerstown 10 Cineplex Web site posts news

November 30, 1999|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

HAGERSTOWN ? The Hagerstown 10 Cineplex has closed, according to a posting on the theater's Web site.

The brief notice does not give a reason for the closure. It simply states, "Unfortunately, we have had to close our doors."

Chains were looped around the theater's door handles Friday evening and movie posters on the front wall had been removed.

Hagerstown 10 owner Alan Ackerman could not be reached for comment Friday.

Ackerman has owned the theater since May 2006.

Calls to American Family Entertainment, a company Ackerman co-owns, were not returned.

The theater was closed for five months before Ackerman bought it. In a July interview, Ackerman said he has struggled to compete with the Regal Valley Mall Cinemas.

During that interview, Ackerman said he had to do things like host video-game tournaments and concerts at the theater to stay afloat. He said he was working on plans to reopen a drive-in theater behind the Hagerstown 10 Cineplex sometime in 2008. A drive-in was in operation there from 1966 to 1984.

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