AMC Theatres to Shut Down Crenshaw Magic Johnson Theatre

Magic Johnson announced today that his Magic Johnson theatre on Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles will be shut down. What’s more interesting, however,  is the fact that Mr. Johnson no longer owns the theater, having sold it to AMC a few years back. The closing will certainly be bad news for teen employment in the area but I’m not so sure that many residents will be so sad to see it go. In a city where state-of-the-art theaters are popping up consistently, I think it’s fair to say that many neighbors venture out of the area for their movie experiences. Still, the theater has become a landmark in the  South Los Angeles landscape and it will be interesting to see what replaces it.

Here are Magic’s words on the matter:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of AMC’s decision to close the Magic Johnson Theatre at Crenshaw Baldwin Hills Mall. AMC purchased the Magic Johnson Theatres several years ago. This was my first theatre, so a piece of me will definitely close with it. I want to thank the community for their support and loyalty over the years. The theatre has truly been the heartbeat of that community. Magic Johnson Enterprises will continue to bring high quality entertainment, products and services to those communities we serve every day.”

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One Response to AMC Theatres to Shut Down Crenshaw Magic Johnson Theatre

  1. Judy Bolton says:

    This is very sadden to the community. This lost will differently be a major blow to many. It will be a sad day in Los Angeles, CA. I truly hope this is the right thing to do. This is sad. My family and I are regulars at the movie house. What a way to have many unemployed teens lose their, probably, only jobs they’ve ever had. This really saddens me.

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