Published Aug 31, 2017Halifax movie buffs are about to lose an iconic venue, as the city's beloved Oxford Theatre is set to end its 80-year run and close its doors for good.
The single-screen movie house was owned by Cineplex, which has sold the building to the Nanco Group. As such, the cinema will shutter on September 13.
Daniel Seguin, vice-president of operations for Cineplex in Eastern Canada, shared the following statement with CTV:
The decision to sell The Oxford was not an easy one as we share the community's love for the theatre and respect the important role it has played in the city's history. Back in 1937 when The Oxford first opened, single-screen theatres were the norm but today multiplex cinemas provide our guests with many film choices in one location.
Leading up to its closure, Cineplex is offering a series of special screenings at the Oxford. The full schedule is available here.
Tickets for the final screenings will cost $4.99 each, with proceeds being donated to the IWK Foundation.