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End Credits For Mann Theatres

August 11th, 2009 by ccrouch

This week, Cinemerica (the co venture of Warner Brothers and Viacom, which owns Mann Theatres) officially announced intentions to sell off Mann sites piecemeal, including the legendry Grauman’s Chinese. While the company had been quietly shopping the dying chain for a number of years, this public acknowledgement, that they have decided to sell off remaining theatres as individual lots, surely marks the end of a chain with a rich history.
I’ll post more on the history of Mann Theatres later, but, for now, here is a picture from the chain’s heyday, operating the Chinese (then controversially re branded Mann’s Chinese) during “Star Wars” initial run.

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  • 1 National General’s Chinese Aug 16, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    […] 16th, 2009 by ccrouch In keeping with the recent announcement that Mann is selling off theatres, including Grauman’s Chinese, here is a picture from the last time the Chinese changed hands. […]

  • 2 The Rise An Fall of Mann Theatres Aug 18, 2009 at 11:48 am

    […] days, the Mann Theatres chain exists as a mismanaged handful of leases, in search of new operators. Yet, in the not so distant past, Mann was a major player in the exhibition industry; for a […]