CARIBOU, Maine — Caribou’s movie show was slated to shut this winter however now the venue has new house owners who’re conserving the enterprise native.
Mike and Pat Cyr of Limestone are buying The Caribou Theater from Arlen Dow. The couple introduced on the theater’s Fb web page Monday that they’ll rename the house Huge Bang Theater.
Dow stated the sale shall be official Wednesday. He didn’t disclose the acquisition value.
With the brand new possession, Caribou’s theater shall be one in all solely two in Aroostook County. Dow owns The Braden Theater on Predominant Avenue in Presque Isle.
In February, Dow had stated the theater would probably shut on account of quickly declining ticket gross sales. It could have been the third movie show to shut in Aroostook this yr.
The Century Theater in Fort Kent closed final winter and is attempting to reopen with volunteers. The Temple Cinema in Houlton will shutter this June. Each theater house owners stated that streaming companies had taken away most of their audiences.
Dow stated the Cyrs reached out to him after studying his feedback in a earlier Bangor Every day Information story.
“It is going to be good to have two theaters within the space,” Dow stated. “I’m glad any person purchased [the Caribou theater] as a result of I’d’ve simply closed it. I’d’ve hated to see it go.”
The Caribou Theater is situated on Sweden Avenue. Dow stated he had determined to shut Caribou due to the considerably decrease ticket gross sales there than at The Braden in Presque Isle.
Pat Cyr stated Tuesday that she and her husband should not prepared to debate their long-term plans for the theater, however they’re gearing up for a reopening Friday. The theater shall be closed Wednesday and Thursday whereas the switch of possession is finalized.
On Fb, the Cyrs introduced plans to supply night exhibits at 7 p.m. Wednesday by Sunday and a pair of p.m. weekend matinees. Matinee and Wednesday night tickets shall be $6 for all ages. All different night present tickets shall be $8 for adults and $5 for youngsters.
The Cyrs will hold the theater’s present film line-up: “Quick X,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Quantity 3.”
The Cyrs additionally personal Mike’s Household Market in Limestone and two Caribou companies: Mike’s Quik Cease on Route 1 and First Selection Deli & Market on Sweden Avenue.