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Now closed: Studio Movie Grill closes in Scottsdale; Picture Show closes at Paradise Valley Mall

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 19:51:31-05

PHOENIX — Studio Movie Grill in Scottsdale and Picture Show at Paradise Valley Mall have permanently closed.

A spokesperson for Studio Movie Grill, a chain of dine-in movie theaters, confirmed to ABC15 on Thursday that the Scottsdale theater -- its the only location in Arizona -- had permanently closed.

The Scottsdale location initially closed last spring when movie theaters in Arizona were ordered to shut down but ultimately did not reopen. Prior to the closure, the movie theater was undergoing a remodel.

Dallas, Texas-based Studio Movie Grill filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October. Some of its other locations remain open, according to its website.

Picture Show Entertainment closed its theater at Paradise Valley Mall in January after being there for 10 years. The mall is set to be demolished, potentially as early as the spring, to build a multi-use development with housing, office space, a grocery store, restaurants, and retail.

Picture Show's theaters in Mesa and Prescott remain open.

Regal Theatres temporarily closed all of its movie theaters due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including its theater in Gilbert.

Flix Brewhouse, a dine-in movie theater with a microbrewery, also temporarily closed all of its locations in the fall, citing the ongoing pandemic and the pause on movie premieres. Flix Brewhouse has one theater in Arizona in downtown Chandler. Reopening plans have not been announced.