WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - When Cinema De Lux opened at City Center in White Plains back in 2005, it became one of the largest movie theaters in the Hudson Valley.
However, in a matter of weeks, the curtain will come down at this movie theater. Showcase, the parent company of Cinema De Lux, confirms the closure blaming a failure to come to terms with a new lease agreement.
Moviegoers call it the end of an era.
"I’m pretty disappointed that it’s closing. We don’t have a theater in White Plains. We don’t always want to travel so far."
Cinema De Lux's closure comes as habits have changed among movie lovers post-pandemic. Consumers have been turning to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.
Within the past two decades, at least 4 movie theaters have shut down in Westchester. The most recent movie theater to shut down was a smaller movie theater in Bronxville that has now been taken over by a non-profit.