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March 24, 2006 3:57 AM
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Sundance Cinemas Gets SF's Kabuki

Sundance Cinemas has announced its purchase of San Francisco's Kabuki 8 Theater. The uptstart art cinema chain announced a deal to take over the site from AMC Theaters after this years San Francisco International Film Festival, making it the second location for the new national outlet. The company is currently under construction on a 6-screen site in Madison, WI. The new Sundance Kabuki is set to open in November. The new 8 screen Sundance venue in SF will open this fall, according to an announcement today. "The Kabuki is a dream location for Sundance," said Sundance Cinemas CEO Paul Richardson. "The theatre has a great location central to all of San Francisco and we are very pleased to be part of the Japan-town community." Richardson and company president Bert Manzari previously worked together at Landmark Theaters, the leading art house chain in the U.S. SF Film Society's Graham Leggat told indieWIRE Thursday that the organization has been in discussions with Sundance and they plan to present a number of events at the new Kabuki in the future, including the annual international fest. [Eugene Hernandez]

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