|Humber Cinema ad for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1|
It was less than two months ago when it seemed like the Humber Cinema had closed down for good. At least, that’s what manager Rui Pereira thought at the time when I e-mailed him about the sudden reclosure of the theatre in late September.
There wasn’t as much media coverage about the reclosure as there was about the reopening. I suppose that while it may be a big deal when an old classic movie theatre reopens, it is not really too newsworthy if the same theatre closes again. I managed to find two articles that talked the reclosure – one from The Town Crier and another from The Grid. Both articles attributed the reclosure to either outstanding rent or the sudden need for renovations. My best guess would be that both probably paid a factor in some way.
However, the Humber wouldn’t stay shuttered for long. The first sign that the problems that resulted in the Humber’s reclosure were resolved came on October 8 (a mere five days after I posted my obituary for the theatre) when Rui Pereira tweeted “Perhaps not everything SUCKS in Toronto – so watch for more surprises in the West End!” A couple weeks after that hint, it was officially announced that the Humber will be back in business on October 18 with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1.