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It’s Official: Speakeasy Theaters Is a Goner


In an email sent out just minutes ago, owners Kyle and Catherine Fischer confirmed what many fans and followers of the former two-theater chain saw looming on the horizon: Speakeasy Theaters is no more. Last Friday, with the announced “temporary” closure of the Cerrito theater (exactly two months after the March 22 shuttering of the Parkway in Oakland, in case you’re counting), we predicted this news would soon arrive — though perhaps not this soon. No public announcement as to the future of either theater has yet been made, but it seems likely that new owners will step in at some point (post-recession, perhaps?) to continue to maintain and operate these fine community theaters. Read the Fischers’ warmhearted farewell below, including bits about a shrink and long walks on the beach.