The parent company of Wal-mart said Friday that it’s cutting all of its retail and movie theaters in Marvicena, a small town in the Mexican state of Sonora, and closing the entertainment center that opened in 2016.
The announcement comes as Wal-marts across the country are closing their movie theaters and theater-based entertainment centers.
A Wal- Mart spokesman said in an email that it plans to sell its movie theater business, the Marvicenas entertainment center and the Marvistas theater-as-a-restaurant business.
Wal-Mart said that all of the remaining stores will be closed.
The Marvicenias theater-a “family-oriented entertainment center” will remain open for business, but only on weekends.
It will also have a Wal- marts movie theater and theater kiosks.
The company said it expects to close the Marvisis entertainment center by the end of the year.
In a statement, Wal- mart said that it was moving the Marvasis entertainment centers from its existing facilities in El Cajon and El Paso, Texas, to its new, larger facilities in Marvila, Sonora. “The Marvísas theater and movie center will continue to operate in accordance with the new facility, which is located at the new Marvicene Entertainment Center,” Wal-Marts statement said.
“Wal- mart is also working with the Sonora community to complete a community improvement project that will extend the theater’s hours.
This new facility will provide more opportunities for people to experience Marv’s great outdoors, and will continue the community’s longstanding commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable environment.”
Walmart said it is looking for other locations to continue its entertainment centers and theater services in the Sonoran desert.
Marvillas entertainment facility is not connected to Wal- marmart, which has a large retail presence in the area, said Wal-marx spokesman Chris Williams.
He said the Marvillas theater is an important part of Walmart’s retail footprint.
Wal-mart has been expanding its entertainment operations in the state in recent years.
It is the third-largest retailer in the U.S. behind Walmart and Target.
Walmart is closing more than 30 stores and moving most of its stores to smaller locations in Sonora and Mexico.
Sonora, a state in Sonoran Mexico, has a long tradition of Mexican American culture and is a hub for the tourism industry.
Some of the more than 500 Wal- mas, Walmarts and Target stores that closed last year are now located in Sonoras home of the Plaza de las Amigos shopping mall.
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