Closure of historic Village 8 cinema after nearly 50 years | Business

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A movie theater known for its discount tickets is permanently closing this summer.

Village 8, an iconic theater in Dupont’s village in St. Matthews, has been showing movies for about 50 years. The eight-screen theater closes on July 5.

Norton Healthcare purchased the Dutchmans Lane space in 2016.

Village 8 owners Apex Entertainment said Norton Healthcare has been a “generous partner” and helped keep its doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Village 8 was closed from August 2020 to June 2021 due to the pandemic.

“We appreciate the sponsorship and support of the entire Louisville community,” Apex Entertainment said in a statement. “We invite the public to watch films and support an independent theater troupe at our newly renovated facility, Baxter Avenue Theatres.”

Last summer, the Village 8 and Baxter Avenue theaters received approximately $1.8 million in relief funds from the Subsidies to operators of closed sites.

After decades of showing second-run movies, Village 8 announced last September that moviegoers could watch what’s new in theaters.

The titles of the performances offered by the theater can be consulted at Village 8 website.

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