Thursday, October 15, 2009

Movieplex 9 shuttered

The Movieplex 9 theater in downtown Rutland is closed indefinitely. The closing coincided with the closings of Cinema North's other theaters in Vermont and two other states. The Movieplex was at one time threatened with eviction and was temporarily closed by the state Tax Department. Cinema North has owned the Movieplex since it opened in May 1995. Owners Kipp Mullin and Gerald Couture III were unavailable for comment, but the company issued a statement that made reference to financial difficulties and expressed hope that a buyer for the theatre can be found.