Myrtle Beach IMAX won’t reopen

May 25, 2012 – 5:22 pm

Myrtle Beach Online reports:

The IMAX Theatre at Broadway at the Beach, which shut down in November, won’t reopen, but a new business will be moving into the former theater in time for the summer season, officials said.

Officials with the theater and Broadway owner Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc. won’t say what will occupy the former IMAX space on the 21st Avenue North side of Broadway at the Beach, but said an announcement would be coming soon. The business will be operating for the summer season, said Patrick Walsh, B&C’s senior vice president of asset management and commercial leasing. He declined to give more details.

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When IMAX shut down in November, officials said it would undergo a renovation and reopen in the spring. But the Broadway location was removed from the theater chain’s website months ago and season ticket holders were issued refunds.

IMAX decided to leave the shopping and entertainment complex, Walsh said. IMAX, which is known for showing flicks on screens several stories high, was located just feet away from the other movie theater at Broadway.

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UPDATE: More on the Myrtle Beach IMAX closing: Myrtle Beach IMAX goes dark for good