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News of Park Terrace Theater closure sparks petition to keep landmark open

Charlotte’s second-oldest movie theater is set to shutter its doors by the end of the week, but some advocates are fighting its closure.

Last weekend, The Charlotte Observer reported that the Park Terrace Theater was slated to close Dec. 17. After the news broke, a petition was started to help garner attention and show support for the landmark. As of noon Tuesday, the petition had received more than 300 signatures.

The iconic movie theater has been open since 1964 and underwent a major renovation in 1996 for expansion. It has not been confirmed who will take over the theater or what will become of it.

The Free Press has not received a response after reaching out to Regal Cinema, the company that owns the theater chain.

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The Park Terrace Theater. (Photo by Joshua Komer/The Charlotte Free Press)