Logan Theatre to temporarily close due to lack of new movies

The Logan Theatre plans to shut down Thursday until the film industry resumes producing movies, officials said.

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The Logan Theatre has announced a temporary shut down due to the lack of new films.

The Logan Theatre has announced a temporary shut down due to the lack of new films to screen.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

The COVID-19 pandemic’s grip on the film industry has forced one of Chicago’s well-known movie venues to close — for now.

Weeks after reopening amid the pandemic, the Logan Theatre (2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue), announced on Wednesday their intention to temporarilyshut down due to the lack of new content from the film industry.

The theater, which opened in 1915 as the Paramount Theatre, released an online statement notifying would-be movie-goers of closing in the interim. A reopening date has not been announced.

“While our collaborative efforts to enhance safety standards have been effective in keeping The Logan a safe place to be, the lack of new film has forced us to close our doors after the last show on Thursday, Sept. 24,” the statement read. “As you may know, Hollywood continues to postpone the distribution of many highly anticipated films until later this year and/or into 2021. Once it becomes clear that there is a consistent flow of films to play, we will make plans to reopen the theatre.”

Before the pandemic, which closed the theatre for five months, The Logan hosted the latest films, film festivals, trivia nights, while also operating as an event space.

The films “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” “The Broken Hearts Gallery,” and “Tenet” are among the choices for movie-goers who aim to catch a show before the doors close.

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