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AMC closes its Tyrone Square 6 movie theater

A new theater is expected to be built on the mall property, and an Old Navy store will takes its vacated space.

Published January 10, 2007


AMC has closed its Tyrone Square 6 movie theater after a 33-year run, officials said Tuesday.

AMC is expected to build a new theater on Tyrone Square Mall property, but specifics were not available early this week.

An Old Navy store will go into the vacated space, said Jeni Wilson, a mall spokeswoman. She said it could be open by early summer.

The closure came Sunday after showings of such first-run films as Apocalypto, The Good Shepherd and We Are Marshall.

It caught some moviegoers by surprise, but Wilson said the move had been in the works for quite awhile.

"Over a year," she said.

"As part of AMC's business strategy, we continually upgrade the quality of our service," said Andy DiOrio, a corporate spokesman.

He referred questions about AMC's plans on the mall property to Simon Property Group, the developer for Tyrone Square. Simon officials were not immediately available Tuesday.

Tyrone 6 was among the first businesses to open at the 1972-vintage mall.

AMC has approximately 411 theaters with 5,635 screens, according to its Web site.

Most of the theaters are in the United States and Canada, with some in Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia.

[Last modified January 9, 2007, 20:39:26]

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