Chandler Cinemas Closing, Planning Blowout Bash on Sunday
|So long, cinema: The lobby at Chandler Cinemas will be silent after Sunday.|
"As a business man, I understand," Yenkala says. "In this economic climate, more money is more money."
To commemorate its year and a half run, Chandler Cinemas will hold one last bash this Sunday. Yenkala says some details are still being finalized, but doors will open at noon, and there will be a screening of REPO! The Genetic Opera at 5 p.m., and a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 7 p.m. Yenkala also hopes to have vendors and live bands. The press release for the bash states, "Specific acts not yet confirmed but are likely to include musician Page the Village Idiot, the Strange Family Circus, comedian Christopher McCullough, a screening of the cult classic Lobsterman from Mars, and a final trashy b-movie marathon by the Midnite Movie Mamacita."
Admission to the lobby events is free; admission to the screening of Repo! and Rocky costs $12.
As for life after Chandler Cinemas, Yenkala says, "I want to definitively and emphatically state that what's going to be next for me, personally, is sleep."
Once he gets some sleep, Yenkala plans to try and find new homes for Rocky Horror and REPO! "This is the sixth time in ten years Rocky has lost its venue, and each time, I've brought it back and it's been stronger than before," Yenkala says. "Who knows how the Phoenix will rise from the ashes once again?"
"I love fresh starts and reboots, and this is a great opportunity for a fresh start."