Yesterday, July 20th, was closing day for our Cinebarre. The Cinebarre chain is doing fine with a new one opening in Boulder, Colorado shortly. Our Asheville Cinebarre was the first and I was there for opening and for their one year anniversary celebration. Unfortunately, the dying mall it was attached to was bought by developers (yet again – the fifth owner in about as many years). The developers are putting an outlet mall in its place and apparently movie theaters are not compatible with outlet malls.
Going out with some style, all food & drink was 75% off yesterday. Needless to say, I spent the entire day at the theater, watching three separate $1 movies and having breakfast, lunch, and dinner there. My wife, daughter, and granddaughter joined me for the final showing of Captain America: Winter Soldier. One of their bartenders even came up with a couple of farewell drinks. My wife and I each had one of the Sweet Farewells.
Finally there was a heartfelt plea on the tip jar. I hope everyone gave as generously as we did because, as of this morning, the waitstaff are looking for jobs.
Farewell Cinebarre! You will be missed.