MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The Ritz Theatre in Malvern is one of the only historic theaters in the state that offers new release movies on their opening day.
But after the latest "Terminator" film flopped in ticket sales, Paramount Pictures is keeping a closer watch on the theater.
The theater is the second oldest theater in the state, and after opening in 1938, it has provided opening day movies for multiple generations across the state.
"The Ritz is a very important part of our culture," said Nikki Launius, with the Malvern Chamber of Commerce.
It's history that the city of Malvern would hate to lose.
"It's nostalgic," said theater owner Marla Nix, who even met her husband at the theatre.
"We always kind of joked of it as 'love at the Ritz,'" said Nix.