Carmel’s Flix Brewhouse to reopen by Christmas


Fans of Flix Brewhouse in Carmel are looking forward to Christmas a bit more than usual this year.

The cinema eatery will reopen by Dec. 25, according to Chance Robertson, Flix Brewhouse president and COO, and it may reopen sooner.

“We want to spend the holidays with our family in Carmel, so our No. 1 priority is getting the door open,” Robertson said. “I’m sure after the New Year we’ll have some ‘We’re Back’ specials and promotions.”

The theater at 2206 E 116th St. in Merchants’ Square shut its doors in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic led to lockdowns across the U.S. It reopened briefly in November 2020 but closed again as the pandemic worsened.

Carmel will be the last of the Flix Brewhouse locations to reopen, Robertson said, as the company has worked to navigate through discussions with vendors and landlords, ensuring it has adequate film content and finding more than 100 employees.

Some former Flix Brewhouse employees will return to Carmel, including the general manager, who will return to work the week of Nov. 22, and some kitchen staff, who have already returned to the building to clean and prepare to reopen. Flix will hold a hiring fair from noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the theater to fill open positions.

Robertson said Flix Brewhouse will post a reopening date on the Carmel location’s Facebook page when it has been set.

Flix Brewhouse is based in Round Rock, Texas, where it opened its first location in 2011. The Carmel theater was the company’s third, opening in April 2015.

Several Flix Brewhouse locations reopened in the summer. The company has relied on assistance from the federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant to help relaunch its theaters.

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