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James L. Brooks

Cinefamily to close amid sexual misconduct investigation

The independent Los Angeles movie theater Cinefamily, which had numerous celebrity supporters, said Tuesday it is closing in the wake of investigations into the sexual misconduct of two of its executives.

Cinefamily's board of directors said Tuesday that it was shutting down after 10 years of operation, citing crippling debt and "the conduct of some." The decision came after an exhaustive analysis of the theater's operational, reputational and financial status.

The theater came under scrutiny in August for sexual misconduct allegations against the theater's executive director Hadrian Belove and board member Shadie Elnashai. The accusations became public a month...

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