Sugar Creek theater closing
The Sugar Creek 10 Cinema, currently owned by AMC Theatres, will be closing its doors Thursday, May 17.
Theatre staff explained that the closure is coming because AMC Theatres has been unable to reach a lease agreement with the property’s owner.
Representatives from AMC Theatres did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
One moviegoer, Shane Perry, said he was optimistic the theatre may be reopened by someone, providing it can make enough to be worth worth the work and effort.
“I figure if it’s profitable, someone else will pick it up and run with it,” he said.
Perry said he thinks the theatre needed an update. He wouldn’t expect anyone to run the theatre at a loss, though he does enjoy seeing films there, he said.
“We like coming here,” he said after a screening of the latest Avengers film. “We’ve been coming here for years.”
Wes and Melissa Woods walked into the theatre with their 7-yearold and 11-year-old boys shortly after Perry left.
“We love it ‘cause it’s right by our house,” Wes Woods said.
Melissa Woods said it was a great place to go see a movie because there was rarely a line and this theatre is positioned well away from the traffic and large events — like last weekend’s film festival — in Bentonville and Rogers.
Wes Woods said he wasn’t thrilled to see it go.
“It’s kind of a bummer; it’s kind of neat to have something in Bella Vista,” Woods said.
The Sugar Creek 10 Cinema will be closing its doors May 17.