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Queen Mary’s future uncertain

This article in the Long Beach Post does not directly address Dark Harbor or any of other Queen Mary events of interest to Hollywood Gothique, but it does raise questions about the venue’s future:

Directors of foreign-based Eagle Hospitality Trust, which manages the Queen Mary, have been arrested in Singapore for failing to make required disclosures to investors. The trust was created by Urban Commons, which ran the Queen Mary until Eagle Hospitality terminated Urban Commons’ lease agreement for failing to meet financial obligations. Though Eagle Hospitality is now in charge, it is unclear how the trust can keep the Queen Mary afloat when drowning in its own legal problems. An event company named Evolution Hospitality is currently stewarding daily operation of the floating hotel.

The City of Long Beach, which cited Urban Commons and Eagle Hospitality for default of their lease agreement back in July, released a statement indicating that the arrests will “not have any impact on the Master Lease for the Queen Mary,” adding that “this is only the beginning of the review process and City staff will report-back to the City Council and the community as information becomes available.”

Queen Mary Dark Harbor announced its cancellation for 2020 back in June. Due to Covid-19, the venue has been closed for months, cancelling its various paranormal tours and shows, including Illusions of the Passed.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.