After decades of being the go-to spot for Newark residents hoping to catch the latest blockbuster flick, has closed, according to an email distributed to Cinemark subscribers
The announcement of the closure comes almost two months after the seven-screen theater, which was located near , transitioned into a discount movie theater.
The move to slash movie ticket prices at the 30-year-old Newark theater was the result of the complex in Fremont, which opened in mid-April and features 16 all-digital movie screens within its complex.
Cinedome 7 Newark employees said they could not speak on behalf of the company, but Cinemark’s website and Fandango both list the theater as “closed.” The company's vice president of marketing and communications was not immediately available for comments.
Community Development Director Terrence Grindall said Monday morning that he was not aware of the closure but that city staff "saw the writing on the wall when they opened the other theater."
But Grindall said the closure could make way for prospective projects in that area and noted that city staff plans to continue to work with the owners of the land for future developments.
"We hope it opens up opportunities for something new to happen there," Grindall said.
Newark residents are encouraged to attend a community meeting this Wednesday and share thoughts about the , which will serve as a document that outlines how the region can be revised to make it more of a central retail hub for southern Alameda County.
The greater NewPark area includes NewPark Mall and its other nearby shopping plazas, which include , the near and the Mowry Plaza, which houses TJ Maxx and .
Pizza and refreshments will be available during the meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. at the , 6800 Mowry Ave.
Cinedome 7 is located at 6000 NewPark Mall in Newark.
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