An inability to draw first-run Hollywood movies and low attendance numbers is forcing Lighthouse Cinemas in Pacific Grove to shut its doors.
A theater representative said the last movies will be shown at the four-screen theater Sept. 7.
“We wanted to do everything possible to keep the theater up and running, but for all its quaintness and charm we simply couldn’t get the kind of movies needed to keep it operating,” said David Corwin, president of Metropolitan Theaters Corps., which has operated the Lighthouse for the past two years.
The kind of movies available is only part of the problem. The service and value for the money paid is a big part.
But wait! There’s more! Other shops closing this month:
SPCA Shop, went upscale & moved to Carmel.
SPCA 2 went with them too.
Schnarly’s Pizza. That stuff was too expensive for locals.
Oh Flowers moved to a low rent district (Laurel Ave).
Piano Store – 86 those 88s.
Laundromat at Congress and LHA.
Home Sweet Home. Corny imported ‘country charm’.
First Noel year round X-mas store, closing before the season starts on November 1.
And of course, with all these places closing, a shop called All Things PG looks pretty bare. Matches the rest of all things P.G.