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Nice theatre, but Lowe’s is much better. I did enjoy Batman Begins in the IMAX though.
Another memory. The playground, and sitting outside, one of my parents would rush over to Dairy Queen to wait in the huge line to get us ice cream.
Well, now the place is home to Shaws and Green Tea China Bistro.
It was also the only place in town that had a Flying Buttress.
It has a real beautiful mural in the rotunda, I’m glad they’re keeping the outside. But if Katharine Hepburn was still alive, I’d think she’d try to save the thing, probably make it into a playhouse. Oh well, I guess a nice book store, cafe, er Starbucks, or Witch Shop will do just fine there.
It’s a Brooks Pharmacy, Walgreens is going to be on the Berlin Turnpike where an old house used to stand. See how weird my town is?
Another memory from my childhood. I remember the fun I had in this theatre and I remember that it had a few little murals, it had a little blue clock near the exit door. When you came in, it had a red carpet and mirrors and I think it also had a balcony at one time. A very nice Greek couple owned it, I remember them, Demetrius and Paula Kounaris, they ran it with their sons and they had a lady named Mary there who worked the concession stand. Before Asia Grocery moved in, then out of the little store front. There was a comic book store called The Eye Opener there, it’s in Mazzocolli Plaza now, near Vitos Pizza and a barber shop occupied the other side. It’s still called Theatre Newington Plaza and don’t forget to pay a visit to Barb’s and Starbucks.
If the Kounaris kids had kept it as a theatre, it would have been a nice home for the local community theater in town.
Roger, I have agree with what you said. I’d do the same thing.
I love this place! I see all my movies here. Yes, I love old movie palaces, but out of all the cineplexes this one is the best.
I remember coming here, I don’t live too far from it either. Hate to see it go. But I don’t know when they’re putting up those new townhouses, it may be an environmental issue too, who knows my town is weird, we had 3 movies theaters at once, now we have zero. I remember the marquee all lit up, the playground, the consession stand, and all the fun I had with family and friends. A farmer from Vermont sells his Christmas Trees there from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
It’s so sad to see it turned into another drug store. I remember the balconies and the inside was pretty nice. I remember all the movies I have seen there. Now there it stands a shell of it’s former self, it should have become a play house for theatre groups.
I remember seeing Snow White a long time ago at this theater.
I remember the Berlin Drive-In, I was too young to see the movies there. Home Depot and a very good Chinese buffet place is there now.
I have been inside the building also and wow, it’s still beautiful.
Maggie Moos has nice digs.