I guess last week's news of the settlement that was reached between the movie studios and actors wasn't enough to get us storming back into theaters Connecticut, because we're going to lose another one permanently just before the 2023 holiday season.

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I recently wrote in September that New Haven's last commercial movie theater, Bow Tie Criterion, became the 8th movie theater in Connecticut to permanently shut their doors since 2022 when they shut it down on October 12, 2023. 1 month to the day later, I just found out that yet another is slated to shut it all down for good on December 6, 2023.

That doomed theater is Cinemark Enfield Square 12, and according to masslive.com, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 is it. 8 movie theaters since 2022 have closed here in Connecticut: Bow Tie Criterion - New Haven, Niantic Cinema 5, Apple Cinemas - Barkhamsted, Regal Cinemas in Branford, Stonington, and Waterbury, Cineworld in Westbrook, and Cine4 in New Haven. Waterbury and New Haven without commercial movie theaters? I honestly never expected this.


The Enfield Square closure is the only area closure announced, the Cinemark 15 in West Springfield remains untouched, as of today. As for Enfield Square Mall itself, there has been rumors floating around for most of the year that the allegedly neglectful owners were being forced to move on and give it up to someone who would actually invest and maintain it, but so far no movement on that front either.

Meanwhile, you can catch riveting films like The Marvels, the 4 hour Flowers of the Killer Moon, Journey to Bethlehem, and Oscar front runner Five Nights at Freddie's  in Enfield over the next three weeks.

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