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AMC Portage Street 10, Kalamazoo's lone movie theater, closes over weekend

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 22:13:55-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — In a statement from Vice President of Corporate Communications Ryan Noonan, AMC announced that Portage Street 10, Kalamazoo's lone movie theater, closed this past Sunday.

The property, located at 180 Portage Street, has been listed by Mid-America Real Estate Group since last month.

Noonan cited the coronavirus pandemic as a reason why AMC will close the Kalamazoo location.

"AMC continues to have constructive discussions with our landlords as we work together to effectively manage through this COVID crisis," Noonan said. "This includes reaching a global agreement with EPR Properties, one of our most prominent landlord partners, which was executed on July 1, 2020. In conjunction with that agreement, EPR made certain rent concessions in exchange for other rights, including its ability to terminate up to seven leases. In conjunction with this agreement, AMC has ceased operations at six EPR-owned theatre locations nationwide, including AMC Portage Street 10, which closed at the end of business on Sunday, November 8."