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UPDATED: Movie Theater May Reopen Tuesday Afternoon

The AMC Loews movie theater at the mall has been closed for four days because of issues related to the blizzard.

UPDATE Tuesday, 5 p.m.: AMC spokesman Ryan Noonan said that the theater will definitely reopen on Tuesday night.

Original Story

"Issues" related to this past weekend's blizzard have kept the AMC Loews movie theater at Liberty Tree Mall closed since Friday afternoon.

Mall officials say the theater could reopen as soon as Tuesday afternoon.

The theater closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 as the blizzard was moving into Danvers, according to a post on the AMC Facebook page. It did not reopen on Saturday and Sunday and one Danvers Patch user reported that she showed up there with her kids on Monday, when Danvers Public Schools and most other area schools had a snowday, and found it closed.

The metal gate was down and there was a sign posted saying: "We are currently closed due to unforeseen circumstances. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

It was the weekend blizzard that dropped about two feet of snow on Danvers from Friday through Saturday that has caused the theater's closure, according to theater officials.

"We're working to reopen due to some issues caused by the storm," said AMC spokesman Ryan Noonan. "We do not have a specific timeline, but we hope to open as soon as possible this week."

Annie Lahey, a Liberty Tree Mall spokeswoman, said the theater is not technically a tenant of the mall but she was told that the theater could reopen as soon as this afternoon.

While Noonan did not specify what "issues" have caused the closure, at least four other AMC theaters in Massachusetts remain closed on Tuesday "because of excessive snow accumulation," according to a special "Nemo" storm webpage set up by AMC.

Noonan directed customers to check the page to find out when the AMC theater in Danvers will reopen, but the Liberty Tree location is not listed there. It was not immediately clear why it was not included. Other locations that are closed include Boston, Braintee, Burlington and Framingham.

Jennifer Johnson February 12, 2013 at 08:09 PM
I saw a movie there Sunday.
Robert Gates (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Jennifer, which movie? At what time? From what you say, it looks like it may have opened on Sunday. But the theater was definitely closed on Friday afternoon, Saturday, Monday and this morning. We will check on why it was open on Sunday.
Pat February 12, 2013 at 11:10 PM
We were there Saturday watching a movie…..they were open!
kathleen February 13, 2013 at 12:45 AM
and this is breaking news..... ..hmmm.. and why .....yawn
Jennifer Johnson February 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM
The Impossible, 11:45AM, theater 8.

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