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At its peak there were 8 screens
A membership for me would not be practical due to the fact I would have to travel 2 hours each way to get to the cinema.
I was able to go there for the American Hustle preview screening last month. I was sort of disappointed that not only the director appearance was in the screen as opposed to in person, the performance was recorded the preceding evening a far cry from my dream of the event the prior evening which featured an in person appearance by Jennifer Lawrence. The evening was still enjoyable and worth the trip. I was quite impressed in how the curtain opened just at the start.
I was also disappointed that the Sundance screening would be of a documentary as opposed to a Comedy or drama film. Had it not been the Bulger film I would have gotten tickets.
Nei8ther article officially said the AMC was going to close. I foresee it becoming an art house.
Warning Jordan’s is going digital.
NOW ALL Digital too!
now ALL DLP (as of Friday)
Now 19 down 1 to go
The theater stayed open till mid 1998,a few months after the Lowell Showcase opened. Even with a $3.50 bargain night,it could not compete despite showing many of the same films.
DLP update 3 down 5 to go
10 down 10 to go
This theater had three auditoriums. Cinema 1 had 140 seats and was all in blue. Cinema 2 the large one had a total of 300 seats and was all in red (not too unlike the AMC/Lowes theaters in Methuen,and the third screen had a mere 100 seats and was all in yellow.
It originally opened with a $2.25 night admission with 75 cents for children and matinees.
The Merrimac Valley Christan film festival started here in 93.
ALL DLP now!
Looks like ALL digital now!
Going ALL DLP! I may return to this place to check it out afterwords.
Grants actually stayed in downtown Lawrence until 1976.
A crappy cinema that showed good films.
I would like to see double features. :)
I had never been here until yesterday.
This is a fantastic theater.
The original 5-8 opened on October 16, 1981
From experience I can honestly say when you sit up front the IMAX effect is sort of intact on the IMAX digital screens.
However they have raised the prices even MORE! $17.50 at night for 3D compared to $11.50 at Jordan’s and $12.95 at the Aquarium
$13 for an AM matinee? I’ll more likely switch to the $6 2D screen.
It was actually demolished to make way for a parking lot for the bank located next to it.
Essex Savings then Sovereign today
My top 20 films of the decade:
1 Star Wars Episode 3
2 Star Trek (2009)
3 Across the Universe
4 Untitled (Almost Famous)
5 Spiderman 3
7 Spiderman 2
8 Star Wars Episode 2
9 The Dark Knight
11 Bend it like Beckham
12 The Boat that Rocked! (Pirate Radio)
14 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
17 Sex and the City the movie
20 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
HM Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
HM Clerks 2
HM Mamma Mia
HM Polar Express
HM School of Rock
I can now say I have seen at least one film in each of the 5 auditoriums in this complex.
cinemas 4 and 5 are generally closets mainly to be avoided.
cinema 3 now has DLP capacity.