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No Hollywood films here lately perhaps due to the fact they still use film
This building has not been demolished
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