The Lone Star Cinemas in Houston, Texas, have closed their doors, the latest in a string of theater closures across the state.
The news comes just days after Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott signed legislation banning state-run movie theaters, prompting the closure of theaters in several other states, including New York and Chicago.
The Texas Tribune reported the closure will likely result in fewer than 1,000 jobs.
The company said it has already laid off about 700 employees.
The Lone Star theaters were located in downtown Houston, at the former Dallas World Trade Center site, and in the former home of the Dallas Cowboys.
They have served a variety of audiences over the years, including a live concert from the band Margo Price.
The Dallas Star-Telegram reported that the Dallas-based company has already paid off more than $2 million in debt.
The newspaper said that some of the money was secured by the sale of the former Cowboys stadium.
The Dallas Morning News also reported that a Texas bankruptcy court approved the company’s $1.5 billion purchase of the arena.