WICHITA, Kan. - Employees at the Regal Warren movie theater in Old Town informed KAKE News on Sunday that the theater will be closing its doors this Thursday.

The theater, one of three owned by the Regal Company in Wichita, is not the only one with an unclear future.

KAKE News reported last month that Regal Warren East may be at risk of closing due to Cineworld Group's bankruptcy filing. 

Movie goers are sad to hear about the closing of this iconic theater in Old Town. 

"I think a lot of people depend on this theater. And so now that it's going to be closing, I'm not sure what people are going to do," said Wichita moviegoer Jessica Lewis. 

Some people already purchased movie tickets from warren Regal Old Town for next weekend.

Andi Lee was ready to see the Barbie movie with friends, and get the full experience of seeing it in downtown.

"I think we're going to try and go to the east theater," Lee said. "But I know some people were looking forward to doing the whole, you know, downtown, nightclub experience and stuff the same when you have to drive all the way to the other side of town.

Newman University economics professor Larry Straub said that the uncertain future of movie theaters in Wichita is part of a bigger transitional period in the entertainment industry.

"The Screen Actors Guild strike, the writers strike, the theaters have been struggling," Straub said. "It's just not an ideal time for these folks. And they're just getting one punch after the other."

Final movie show times will be Thursday night at 9:45 p.m.