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‘We appreciate the patronage’: Movie theater Village 8 closes

The Dutchman's Lane movie theater is closing its doors for good after first opening up in the 1970s.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After a 50-year run, Village 8 theater in Saint Matthews closed its door for the last time. 

On July 5, movie goers watched one last film at the Dutchmans Lane theater before closing its doors forever. The theater first opened up in the 1970s.

Village 8 became a first-run movie theater in September 2021 as a response to streaming services eliminating second-run movie releases.

The owners of Village 8, Apex Entertainment, said without Norton Healthcare’s help the movie theater would not have been able to keep its doors open “particularly during COVID.”

“We appreciate the patronage and support of the whole Louisville community,” Apex Entertainment said. “While our 50-year-old theater facility is closing, we invite the public to watch movies and support an independent theater group at our newer, remodeled facility - Baxter Avenue Theaters.”

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