Showing all 5 comments
I remember going there in the mid 70s. Good times.
I remember going there as a teenager in the mid 70s. I believe it closed down around 1979?
Jefferson Square 1-2-3
The mall/theatres opened I believe in 1974. As a teenager in the mid-late 70s growing up in a nearby smaller city, this was the place to go. These theatres were always packed on the weekends.
When the Louis-Joliet mall theatre opened in 1978, it stole many patrons away from Jefferson Square 1-2-3. (it had more cinemas)
I remember going there in the early 1970s. It was a single screen…which was huge. They had huge gold curtains that where on each side of the screen. The interior was very upscale & modern.
When the cineplexes at the nearby malls opened in the late 70s, it put the crunch in it to add more screens. By the early-mid 80s the shopping plaza lost a lot of businesses & it became very dumpy.
I grew up going to this theatre back in 60s & 70s. I would love to find a night time photo from back in the day when the entire marquee/neon was all lit up. It was quite breathtaking. Note: In the summer of 1979 when they made it into a twin cinema & destroyed the classic interior of this old theatre. (big mistake)