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This theater opened in the 1970’s by SBC Theatres out of Boston (Sonderling Broadcasting Corp.). They also had theaters in NY in Albany (Cine 1-2-3-4, later Cine 10) and Rochester (Cine 8 Greece). Hoyt’s bought SBC in the late 80’s, shortly after they bought Cinema Centers. Later, they build the Galleria Cinemas in the mall next door to South Hills, and closed this one. That’s when Silver Cinemas stepped in.
Excellent news! Congratulations!
Yes, I’ve instructed our team to close then open both the grand drape and title curtain between the trailers and feature! Enjoy!
This theater is still open….
All shows are 70mm. I will repair the website. Sorry for the confusion! Be assured though, 70mm.
Thanks Orlando! The Babylon Cinemas was converted to digital over a year ago. Unfortunately it was no longer a viable operation, and had not been for many years.
Roger is correct – unfortunately our lease could not be renewed. Bow Tie does not own the building, unfortunately.
The lease is up.
The Central Plaza Cinema has been closed. Last business day was Thu 9/19/2013.
The theater opened as a single called the Town – then a second auditorium was added in former retail space. The original was split into four, and the second split into two, totaling six.
Shoeshoe, are you sure you had the right building? Threre are no railroad tracks anywhere near this building.
The Criterion has had 9 screens for about 3 years now.
The pic above is the exit door from theater #1.
It was right in the corner of Fourth and Fulton – if you walk in the Fulton St. entrance to the Atrium it was on the left. The box office ‘bump out’ is still there, as is the display window that held two poster cases. The space is now offices.
“Skyfall” will be in BTX this Friday (starts at Midnight on Thursday), followed by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” the week after.
The Rivoli is showing movies now! Check out their movie schedule at www.scdw.net. It’s a treat to see a movie or a show in this historic gem!
Unfortunately this gem was demolished about 10 years ago after sitting in a deteriorated condition, with 2x4’s holding up the neon ‘Schine’s Rialto’ marquee.
The Capitol is still there, 100% intact. It is on the second floor of the building, accessed on the side street through the curtained-off wooden doors with poster cases on either side. It is owned by the people who operate the pharmacy on the ground floor.
The theater was a quonsethut that opened in the late 50’s/early 60’s, and was gone by the mid-70’s. The building was on the Vestal Parkway and has been demolished.
Reopened today, 12/16/11, with new seats by AMC.
The Empire was located on Remsen Street on the second floor of a retail building. It was demolished by the mid 1960’s, and the property is now a park.
I was there this past week—the Meadow 6 has almost been completely demolished. Only part of the shell of theater #1 was still standing. The facade is covered with a banner announcing a new Marriott hotel. By the end of this month, the Meadow 6 will be no more.
Drove by the theater twice today—it’s been gutted and a lot of holes cut in the building, presumably for new windows. If you look inside you’ll see some of the wall treatments that were in the auditoriums still hanging, but otherwise the dividing walls and balcony in the original building have been torn out.
Thanks for the kind comments on the Mall 11! Brandywine’s demos are excellent and the overwhelming response I’ve been getting in our comment box has been very positive. The theater’s going to be a huge hit! It will have a large format auditorium as well! 15 screens in all. Ground work starts very soon—
Cineplex started the project in 1988 but didn’t finish it—National Amusements opened it in 1990. Cineplex lobby with NAI auditoriums…it never operated as a Cineplex Odeon.