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Still a dozen movie theaters in the region

Even with the closing of AMC Classic Fort Wayne 20, movie lovers have plenty of options

Eagles Theatre in Wabash, Indiana

Anthony Gadson

Associate Editor

Published August 2, 2022

The region might have lost a movie theater on Monday, but that doesn’t mean your options are limited.

On Monday, Aug. 1, if you logged onto the AMC Classic Fort Wayne 20 website to check out showtimes at the Dupont Road theater, you were greeted with the message that it has permanently closed, accompanied with the sincere, “We hope to see you at our next nearest location: AMC Jefferson Point 18,” which unfortunately is the incorrect spelling of “Pointe.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many theaters across the country being forced to close their doors, be it from the immediate lockdowns as the pandemic began to more recent difficulties to staff the venues.

As AMC pointed out, moviegoers do have the option of traveling southwest to the Jefferson Pointe venue, but that’s not the only show in town. Regal Coldwater Crossing is also available, as well as Cinema Center, which focuses on more independent films.

Along with the many movie theaters in Fort Wayne, the region is littered with ten more theaters that feature first-run movies. 

Among those spots to check out movies in the area are: 

  • NCG Cinema in Auburn
  • Brokaw Movie House in Angola
  • Strand Theatre in Kendallville
  • Bones Theatre in Columbia City
  • Pickwick Theatre in Syracuse
  • North Pointe Cinemas in Warsaw
  • Eagles Theatre in Wabash
  • GQT Huntington 7
  • ABCinema in Decatur
  • Van Wert Cinemas across the state line in Ohio

And as summer winds down and things cool off, drive-in theaters are also an option, with many in the area, including Auburn Garrett Drive In Theatre outside Garrett, 13-24 Drive-In in Wabash, GQT Huntington Drive-In, and Van-Del Drive-In in Van Wert.

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