The Kentucky Theatre will close temporarily beginning on October 1, 2020.
After a two month hiatus during to the initial shutdowns of the pandemic, The Kentucky Theater reopened in June. This is the third time the theater will have to close its doors temporarily since it first opened in October 1922.
“This is the last thing I would ever want to do. I love the Kentucky Theatre,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “But the management group that runs the theatre contacted us. COVID-19 has steamrolled the Kentucky. Their numbers are way down and they’re having trouble getting movies.”
The Kentucky will reopen as soon as possible, Gorton said. The building will be maintained so it can be ready to open.
Analy Scorsone, a member of the management group, said, “We are anxious to see the theatre reopen when conditions are favorable.”
The City is terminating the contract it has with the management company at the company’s request.
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