After more than two decades of showing movies, Event Cinemas has announced it will not re-open its Greater Union cinema in Arndale.

In an email its members, Event Cinemas said it was a ‘difficult’ decision.

“We’ve been showing movies at Greater Union Arndale for more than two decades so this decision was not made lightly,” the statement read.

“Together we have shared magical movie moments, first dates, family outings, birthday celebrations, romantic anniversaries, huge belly-laughs, exciting adventures and nightmarish scary scenes – and we’ve loved every minute.

“This decision is based on our strong commitment to keep reinvesting in our other venues in the region. Our promise to provide exceptional movie experiences in Adelaide is stronger than ever and we truly appreciate the community’s ongoing support.”