Along with toilet paper and some foods, now local entertainment is harder to find as more businesses close to stop the coronavirus spread.

Cowley Cinema 8 announced Wednesday that it would shut down after the last movie showing that night. An posted announcement stated that the theater would remain closed until further notice. 

Hillcrest Lanes bowling alley in Arkansas City has closed through March 23 and reopen on a week-by-week basis, according to its Facebook post. 

All missed league sessions will be added to the end of the league season.

All three border casinos in Oklahoma now are closed or about to close. Southwind Casino locked its doors Tuesday, with a possible re-opening April 1.

Native Lights Casino announced Wednesday that of all three company-owned casinos would close at the end of that day. 

That also includes the Tonkawa Hotel & Casino and Tonkawa Gasino. The announcement stated that all three properties would remain closed until April 1.

First Council Casino, hotel, restaurants and waterpark will close at 2 a.m. Sunday. That announcement came Friday evening. 

“In addition to providing some pay and benefits, 7 Clans is in the process of forming a transition team to assist employees that will be affected by the closure in accessing all the benefits afforded to them by the Coronavirus Relief Bill signed on Wednesday by President Trump,” a Facebook post said.“The casinos intend on reopening April 1st, pending local and national events.”

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