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Ken Cinema Closing

April 14, 2014 10:45 p.m.

KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando spoke with Landmark president Ted Mundorff.

Related Story: Ken Cinema Closing As A Landmark Theatre

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ANCHOR INTRO: Landmark’s Ken Cinema will be closing at the end of the month. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando spoke with Landmark’s president Ted Mundorff.

Ted Mundorff, president of Landmark Theaters, told KPBS that its single screen venue of The Ken Cinema would be closing on April 27. He said that Landmark wanted to keep the theater and upgrade it to full digital projection but was unwilling to do that without a multiple year lease in place with the Torrey Pines management company that owns the building. Mundorff said Torrey Pines was only willing to give Landmark a 30 day, month-to-month lease, so the theater chain gave notice that it would not be renewing its lease for next month. Landmark still owns the Hillcrest and La Jolla Village Theaters. The Torrey Pines management company has not been available for comment yet.

Beth Accomando, KPBS News.