Claremont’s pandemic burdened, local movie theater finally closes an unsteady chapter in the fate of the neighborhood’s historic landmark. To the relief of many 7C students and Claremont locals, the 16-year-old Laemmle’s Claremont 5 Theatre is not set to close any time soon. However, with sparse business since the beginning
To the dismay of students and Claremont locals alike, the neon sign advertising Laemmle’s Claremont 5 may not glow much longer. The theater is likely to shut its doors sometime this year after the sale of its property to Winfund Investment LLC is finalized.
The Claremont 5 has been closed since March 2020, but Laemmle Theaters launched a Virtual Cinema that allows patrons to stream films through third-party services and support the business from home.