The new seats for the Village Theatre, stuck aboard a cargo ship and in customs for months, have finally been installed and the theatre is reopened.
The seats arrived at Coronado’s only movie house on Tuesday, Dec. 14, and were installed in a few days. The Village Theatre had reopened in early October after being shut down last year due to the pandemic. The operator shut down in anticipation of receiving the new seats. However, more shipping delays kept the theater closed after the old seats were removed. The theater, which opened in 1947 with one screen, underwent extensive renovations more than a decade ago after it fell into neglect. The City got involved and together with Vintage Cinemas reopened the three-screen theater in June 2011. The movie theater reopened on Friday, Dec. 17, with “Spiderman: No Way Home” in the main theater.