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Century ( The Modern version ) also had a couple Multi plexes outside their usual geographic area in South Dakota and Iowa.
Does anyone know what prompted the Syufy Brothers to sell? I know they had debt of over 300 million… I don’t think they carried any debt when Ray Sr. was alive…he expanded slowly, and normally only built on land he owned.
It was. I was the first Manager here when it opened.When the Northpark I & II opened in nearby Davenport, Iowa I then transferred there.
Scott…You are incorrect the modern era Century Theatres had two Complexes in the Chicago Area…and a third one that was in the planning stages when they were bought out by Cinemark.
By the way does anyone know the “ real” reason that the Syufy Brothers sold out?
In the early 70’s I was City Manager for Cinecom Theatres in Anderson,and managed the Paramount,in addition to supervising the State Theatre,North and South Drive Ins and the Mounds Mall Cinema.
I enjoyed my time there very much.
Kurt J. Noack
I was an Usher at the former RKO Orpheum Theatre from 1966-68,under the tutelage of the late Milt Troehler,long time manager of the Theatre.I loved the theatre and my experiences there!