Riverdale 10 Cinema and Cafe
at 2600 Cantrell Road in the Riverdale Shopping Center, which had been the only movie theater between McCain Mall in NLR and U.A. Breckenridge 12 on Rodney Parham, has announced they will close
. A first-run, ten-screen theater that opened as part of the Carmike chain in 1995, the independently owned movie house had tried various strategies to make ends meet over the years, including selling a menu of inexpensive fried food items like French fries and catfish, but it was apparently not enough. The theater was also, until recent years, the home of various Little Rock Film Festival projects, including the 48 Hour Film Series, the LR Film Festival, and the Little Rock Horror Picture Show.
The following is the text of a notice that was taped to the doors of the theater today.
To All Our Patrons:
Since our opening in 1995 as Carmike Riverdale 10 and then upon the national bankruptcy of the Carmike Theaters chain and our conversion to Riverdale 10 Cinema and Cafe, we have happily endeavored to keep open and vibrant a locally owned, first run movie theater in the Central/Downtown Little Rock, Heights, Hillcrest neighborhoods of our town.
We have been proud of our involvement in the movie community for the last 18 years, with events like the Little Rock Film Festival, education film showing, birthdays, and special event showing, but sadly the time has come to, in theater parlance, "Exit Stage Right."
Our hope is that you enjoyed your time with us, through all our incarnations, and that you will continue to make effort to support your local small businesses in whatever community you find yourself.
If you have questions, comments or concerns, please use the email addresses listed below, and we will make all efforts to get back with you as soon as possible.
For anyone with advanced purchase tickets and who would like a refund, please feel free to email us or call the number listed below to make arrangements. WE WILL HONOR ALL TICKETS PURCHASED IN ADVANCE, so if you have such, please contact us.
If you have interest in owning a First Run movie location, please contact us at the number below.
Again, we thank you for your attendance, interest, suggestions and support over the years, and as they say "the show must go on"... just not here!
Ownership, Riverdale 10 Cinemas and Cafe
email: Riverdale10Theater@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org