Two Landmark Theatres, Seven Gables and Guild 45th, are now closed. Landmark is claiming it's for renovations, but a source tells me that this is surely not the case. These theaters are closed for good. Evidence in this direction is found in the fact that the current movie at Seven Gables, Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia, is currently advertised on several websites, including The Stranger's, as screening today. This indicates the theater closed abruptly.
I have called both theaters but they only have a recording that provides the same information as the website: closed for renovations. No time or date for the end of these renovations is offered by Landmark, which, in 2015, closed the beautiful chateau of local cinema, the Harvard Exit. I emailed Landmark's headquarters in Los Angeles and presently am waiting for a response.
UPDATE: Still no response from Landmark, but the Seattle Times reports that people "who tried to attend screenings Monday night reported that staff members seemed to have been just told of the closure." That is a bad sign. The rays of hope are dimming. The stone and groaning door of this tomb is closing. We all go into the dark.