It won’t be exactly on Ogden anymore, and it won’t have the same name.

But the company behind Naperville’s longtime Ogden 6 has bought another theater and intends to reopen it.

Classic Cinemas has purchased the Goodrich Kendall 11 theater from its earlier owner in bankruptcy proceedings and plans to revive it as Classic Cinemas Kendall 11 when the COVID-19 situation allows, owner Chris Johnson said Monday.

The Oswego theater, at 95 Fifth Street, is off Route 30, slightly west of Ogden Avenue. And it’s a couple of towns over from the Naperville theater it will serve to replace within the Classic Cinemas chain.

But Johnson said he and about 20 of his former Ogden 6 employees are excited about the new site and the opportunity to bring the movies — with a characteristically guest-friendly atmosphere — back to life in Oswego. They’re especially happy to reopen after the Ogden 6 made its COVID-19 pandemic closure permanent because of future redevelopment planned for its leased property.

“The theater is in really good shape,” Johnson said about the Kendall 11. “It just needs a little help getting back open, and we’re excited to do that.”

Picture Source: John Starks | Staff Photographer

SOURCE ( Marie Wilson / Daily Herald )