OC Register: Disney-area theater files for bankruptcy

January 27, 2010 – 2:14 pm

The Orange County Register reports:

The owners of a movie theater inside a struggling Disney-area mall have filed for bankruptcy reorganization.

GardenWalk Cinemas LLC, which owns the theater inside the Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk mall, submitted the petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Thursday. The cinemas owes about $3.6 million, according to court documents.

Movie goers shouldn’t notice a difference if they go to the theater, called CinemaFusion, as the operator will stay in place while the bankruptcy is resolved.

CinemaFusion, which opened in 2008, is the only Orange County theater that serves beer and wine. It also has IMAX screens.

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The mall has lined up another operator to take over the theater when the dispute is resolved. The new tenant would have to negotiate with IMAX to keep the big-screen movies.

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