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November 26, 2007

Curtain falls on Markland Mall Dollar Cinema

A little over a year after its opening, Markland Mall Dollar Cinema closed after its final show Sunday night.

“Our lease expired and the mall wanted to do something different with the space,” general manager Jason VanHaecke said Monday.

Employees were dismantling the company’s equipment such as speakers and screens and boxing up the remaining refreshment supplies.

Closing the theater wasn’t something its owner wanted to do, VanHaecke noted.

“This is one of the five most profitable in our chain,” he said. “My boss is very disappointed to have to shut it down.”

The owner is exploring his options in Kokomo, VanHaecke said.

A theater has been in that location of the Simon Property Group property since the mall opened in 1968.

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