The Plaza Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a part of the local entertainment community for more than a century.
Now the venue will close its doors.
A statement from the Cincinnati Public Theater said Thursday that “Star Trek: Discovery” star Chris Pine passed away in June and that the theater would be closed for an unspecified period of time.
The statement did not specify a specific date.
The Plaza was established in the 1920s and was built by the American Theater, a local theater company.
The theater is the oldest continuously operating theatre in the United States and has operated in Cincinnati for more that 60 years.
In recent years, the local theatre company has operated the Plaza Theatre with an average attendance of around 2,000 people per show.
“I can’t begin to tell you the pain and sadness I feel today,” said Rosemary Pfeifer, a theater company owner.
“We lost a great person.”
Pfefer and others are mourning Pine, who was born in Cincinnati in 1931 and died on June 23, 2018.
He was the second-oldest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Kirk in the original Star Trek television series.
“He had such a huge impact on the world,” Pfeffer said.
“It’s hard to put into words how much he meant to our community.”
The news comes less than two weeks after the American Theatre company said that Pine would be its last production of the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which was filmed in the Cincinnati area.
The news of Pine’s death came as a surprise to the city, which had been expecting a comeback for the Cincinnati-based theater.
In May, Pfeig was one of the last people to see the movie in person.
“The movie was wonderful.
We all had a great time,” P Feifer said.
Pfeiner said that she is a huge fan of “Star Fox,” a classic arcade game series from Nintendo.
“She really made it special,” she said.
Pine also starred in the 1993 comedy “The Simpsons,” which won three Academy Awards.
P Feiffer said that her daughter, Marjorie, has not yet heard from Pine, but that she and her family will continue to celebrate Pine’s life.
“If we could just find some closure and just go back to normal, it would be wonderful,” PFeifer said, adding that she will continue “supporting” the Plaza and the Cincinnati community.