Update: Cinemark to close its doors; new operator to take over

WILLEMSTAD – After was announced earlier, Cinemark leaves Curaçao after eight years. The American cinema chain will close its branch in Sambil on January 31. This was confirmed by the management.    


Cinemark indicates that the reason for leaving is the decline in cinemagoers and the high labor costs. Cinemark is the third largest movie theater chain in the US, operating nearly 200 movie theaters in South America. The branch in Sambil was the first Cinemark cinema in the Caribbean. 


Sambil just informed that on January 30, they will be changing their cinema’s operator to a new one. “We will be announcing the new cinema operator very soon,” said the shopping center in a social media post.  

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