Last one there went dark screen in 2010
So the owners prepare to sue the source. Out of town owners I may add. A different location may have been better. Many locals avoid tourist traps like the ‘row.
In a phone interview from his home in Chicago, Weinert said many of the theater’s problems could be traced to Toronto-based IMAX Corp. Weinert operated the theater under the corporate name Bella Cinema. Its relationship with IMAX is similar to a franchise, and Weinert hoped for benefits because of that.
A filmstrip for each eye, a screen 65 feet high in a room stacked with 40 high-definition speakers and soundproofing a foot thick.
It’s IMAX, and it’s opening soon on Cannery Row.
While no official opening date has been set, Weinert expects the theater will open its doors within a month, and possibly as early as two weeks from now.
Cannery Row is becoming the downtown Monterey has needed for over 25 years. IMAX now is “the most modern movie site on the Peninsula with the latest technology in the safest town.” (Quote of Moe Ammar on reopening of the Lighthouse Cinema)