The Company Behind the Wildly Popular ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ Experience filed for Bankruptcy

Lighthouse Immersive Inc. filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in Delaware alongside affiliates.

Toronto-based Lighthouse Immersive Inc., the venue operator for locations that hosted the Immersive Disney Animation experience,  and behind the best-known exhibition in the genre—”Immersive Van Gogh”has filed for creditor protection in Canada, as well as a supplementary bankruptcy filing in the United States.

The company has obtained financing to fund itself during bankruptcy, according to court papers. Additional details on the funding weren’t included in initial filings.

“Immersive Van Gogh” touched down in New York in June 2021 after runs in Paris, Chicago, and Toronto. Originally designed by Massimiliano Siccardi with an original score from Italian composer Luca Longobardi, the New York production also brought on Broadway producer David Korins, who staged the original Hamilton, to add some extra sparkle to the Starry Night.

Its impressive production values and successful marketing campaign saw it sell 250,000 advance tickets as exhibitions proliferated across the U.S. and overseas. A contestant on The Bachelor even called a visit to the Los Angeles location “the most romantic moment of my life.”

Per a report in Bloomberg, the company’s court filing reveals that they have obtained financing to remain operational through bankruptcy proceedings.A lawyer for Lighthouse Immersive declined to comment.

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