Say goodbye to these North Texas theaters

These North Texas Theaters are closing for good — let’s take a walk down memory lane.

Inside of an Alamo Drafthouse in North Texas.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has announced the closure of all five of its North Texas locations.

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DFW moviegoers are reflecting on 20 years of rich history on 7205 Bishop Rd. While it’s bittersweet, news has spread of Plano’s Angelika Film Center and Cafe’s closure as a lock-out notice was posted on the entrance.

The theater also alerted moviegoers of the closure on its website stating, “After decades of serving filmgoers in the Plano community, it is with much regret that we must advise you that the Angelika Film Center in Plano has closed.”

The theater says the pandemic and writer’s strikes are causes for the closure of its location. “Industry-wide guest counts have not rebounded even to pre-COVID levels and coupled with the 100-plus days of the Writers’ and Actors’ strikes, industry-wide economic performance was severely down in the fourth quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024,” according to the theater.

The closure comes in the wake of other movie theaters closing around the metroplex. Texas-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has also announced the closure of all five of its North Texas locations Thursday.

The Plano theater made its name as the cultural hub for independent, international, and arthouse films. For now, the Dallas location on Mockingbird Station will remain open. What’s your favorite movie theater memory? Reminisce with us.