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The original West Mall theatre was located elsewhere in the mall. The current seven screens is an entirely different theatre than the original single.
American Classic Images has aphoto of the Arlington after the 60’s remodel.
American Classic Images shows this picture of this Arlington Theatre as Arlington Heights, IL. I see no reference to another theatre in Arlington Heights, IL either here or on Cinematour.
The Boulevard has now expanded to have 15-screens.
Does anybody know if Cinemark ever operated this place?
Starplex now lists this theatre as the Stadium 12.
I’d like to say that perhaps if people STOPPED sneaking food in that perhaps prices would come down, however at this point I’m sure the big chains would just see it as increased profit and think they had done something right and wouldn’t change a thing.
However — if perhaps people stopped sneaking in food the prices wouldn’t go up too much more.
This was opened as the Jerry Lewis Twin Cinema.
Regal Entertainment — meet Chicago. Chicago, meet Regal Entertainment. Although I bet Cinemark has an interest in strengthening their presence in Chicago…
Does the theatre still stand?
I want to say that I have early newspaper history I did a LOONG time ago that had this theatre originally as a Mann I-II-III… I need to find that.
I believe the IMC6 was the name of a previous 6 screen theatre the company ran. I’ve seen it happen a few times with the Bollywood Theatres where they change venues but keep the same name because it became so identified with the original theatre. Perhaps it’s a way of saying “Hey – it’s still us – not some other people – you can trust us!”.
The NAZ8 (at the old GCC Fremont Hub 8) kept their name NAZ8 even when they moved to an old Super Saver 7 down the road in Fremont, CA. I think the IMC6 comes from an old UA house in Lakewood, CA.
So is AMC still operating this theatre?
This link to this 1991 NY Times article is the most in depth I’ve read about the shootings. (apologies if it’s linked above and I missed it) I enjoy that it seems to convey that National Amusements put the metal detectors in out of public pressure than of their own choice. A lot of times I hear people talking about the metal detectors they make it seem like it was a choice when in fact it sounds as though it was necessary to allay the fears after the shooting.
When will the public understand that snack bar is the only way theatre makes money and that the majority of the $9-15 ticket goes to the distributor?
AEG likely built the complex. AEG does not own Regal. As for the complex, I’m sure it’s fancier than a regular Regal Cinema, but it’s probably not too much to write home about.
Though never having been inside, I imagine the Fox Buena Vista (in Tucson) and the Fox Twin (in Lubbock) were similar to the National Theatres since NGC was Fox Theatres prior to becoming NGC.
I personally like the Cinebarre theatres better. A lot more sleek and put together. The Alamo Drafthouses I’ve been to all seem like a quick conversion of whatever theatre was there before. The only drawback it seems with Cinebarre is that it’s closely tied to Regal Entertainment so they tend to pop up in old Regals, Edwards & UA’s. So if your city has a Regal on it’s last legs, maybe you’ll be getting a dinner & movie theatre sooner than you think.
According to January 1, 1973 issue of Boxoffice, this was the 201st Jerry Lewis Cinema and it opened 12/22/1972
A 1974 Issue of Boxoffice mentions that Mid-States was going to build a 6-plex in Erlanger at the intersection of Donaldson Hwy & Hartman Rd. Does anybody know if this was built or if perhaps the Showcase got to it first?
But someday this place will be turned into a Sephora or something even less glamorous than a 90’s era Cineplex Odeon. Snap a few shots for posterity.
Was this theatre similar to the Showplace theatre in Lubbock? Was it part of the Noret chain?
I don’t know how big the auditoriums are at the SM7 but I imagine if AMC was approved to build a 12 they likely limit the seating, probably only two theatres at 299 each, the rest at 140 or less. I can’t imagine that there would be a huge increase in seats.
How many people have run this place? It has a great location right off the highway so I can understand people’s desire to keep it going but it never really seemed like anybody’s theatre of choice whenever I went past it. It’s always seemed like that theatre people were forced to go to because it was convenient.
Is it by itself a profitable theatre? Why can’t anybody manage to keep it running?
Did this place EVER have a sign displaying its name?