Louisville’s Cinerama Theatre Closed, Now For Sale

posted by Scottoro on September 14, 2004 at 11:27 am

LOUSIVILLE, KY — This is a splendid, chic, mid-century modern theater complex with two story lobby (upper level even has an art gallery space). Cinema 1 was built with a louvered Cinerama screen (since removed), while Cinema 2 had Panavision flat screen with unusual framing surrounding it. Both are large theatres.

Later, several more cinemas were added through the the following decades, though none are as interesting as the original two. The original building was not altered, except Cinema 2 was twinned about 25 years ago. Excellent opportunity to restore to original splendor, as much affection in the city for this building.

I’ve been told by an employee they had hoped to sell the complex prior to closing but as of yet there are no takers.

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Comments (7)

RichardTerusso on September 14, 2004 at 8:33 pm

I’m interested in getting info on purchasing either this theatre or another old theatre for the right price please contact me by calling 352-257-9308 ANY TIME I’m in FLORIDA, or/and by emailing me at thank you and if any one also has info on how to get government funds to 1. help that community,2. help of restoring old theatres,3 and any other money I could get please contact me Thanks and avid movie theatre and movie lover.

gleetz on September 18, 2004 at 5:56 pm

can someone give me some more info on who to contact in regard to buying this theatre and how much is it
Courtney Newman aka gleetz

moviejoe79 on September 18, 2004 at 7:47 pm

Hello – I would like to know the asking price of this theater, as my friend and I are interested in purchasing or leasing one to open up a revival theater. Any information about any theater for sale or lease would be appreciated.
Thanks –

BruceB on September 25, 2004 at 7:48 pm

FYI This theater is not for sale to anyone who intends to use it as a movie theater. Check the links listed.

johnne77 on January 25, 2005 at 1:45 am

whats the asking price?

cortezb2000 on March 1, 2005 at 11:11 pm

Hello, I would like to know the sell price of this theater because i would like to turn it into a club.

Scottoro on October 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Say good-bye, it’s being torn down soon.

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