The Regal cinema chain on Thursday said it will reopen Pasadena’s former ArcLight theater at the Paseo shopping center.
Regal has entered into a lease agreement with real estate firm Onni Group to operate the theater, the company said. The circuit did not specify a reopening date.
The news comes three years after the location — along with movie houses around the country — shut its doors as the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
ArcLight and Pacific Theatres said in 2021 that its locations, including the 14-screen Pasadena theater, would not reopen. ArcLight and Pacific liquidated its assets in Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Knoxville, Tenn.-based Regal is the nation’s second largest movie theater operator, behind only Leawood, Kan.’s AMC Theatres.
Regal’s parent company, London-based Cineworld, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year amid a slow box office recovery. The company said it planned to close dozens of locations in the U.S., including one at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, itself a former ArcLight.
ArcLight’s flagship Hollywood multiplex on Sunset Boulevard remains dark, but is expected to reopen eventually.