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As of today, this theater is no more. I’m sure another theater will open in in one of the mall’s expansions, but the original theater that was once one of the most successful in the country is gone forever. It will be interesting to see what will replace it.
JodarMovieFan, the movie theater is on the 4th floor, so I’m sure the the space will be remodeled, not demolished. They are gradually expanding the mall in phases, so I assume a new movie theater will open eventually.
On December 2nd, a nearby building collapsed killing a construction worker, and injuring a woman in her apartment. The sudden collapse damaged what was possibly the former Time Theater building, now PAve Bar and Nightclub, which remains closed due to the damage.
The theater renovation is complete, and they are now showing movies again. Too bad theaters in rural small towns like the State can no longer be run for a profit. What it is awesome is thatthat people are willing to donate their time and effort in order to keep theaters like this run running.
The riviera closed a week ago.
Wow. Every word is nothing but a press release. Movies should be for everybody, not just those old enough to drink. Is Flix a nice cinema? Yes. But it’s a shame that forced the oldest and biggest screen in Des Moines to close, which was family friendly. Merle Hay Mall Cinema was a gem. It stinks that Merle Hay Mall decided to open this theater without any consideration to the Merle Hay Mall Cinema.
The theatre is still open for a little over another week. Their last day is December 15th. Wish I could make it, but I’ll be too late. I don’t want to see Hunger Games, but since I won’t make it anyway the point is moot. It would be cool to buy one of the seats.
This theatre closed last summer rather suddenly. Sounds like financial troubles of the owners.
I am sad that this theatre will close. The new theatre at Merle hay sounds nice, but this has such a great sized screen. Sad to see another single screen theatre with a big screen go away. I wonder what they will do with the space once it closes.
I was not alive in the 80s, so I have no first hand experience. To me, a modern multiplex needs to be clean, comfy and up to date, with carpet that isn’t stained, or worn out seats. The staff needs to be friendly, and the screen needs to be big enough. I personally prefer digital projection because I can always see splices when watching film, and think the quality of film is too unpredictable. I do hate how the switch is threatening independent theaters. I prefer to go to older one screen theaters, but those keep getting harder to find. Being in the midwest, I have been to a few surviving small town theaters, and hope to go to more this year. I also hope to see a movie at a drive inn this summer.
The theatre, and the rest of the buildings attached to it and several houses, will soon be demolished to make way for a new Hy-vee Drugstore. I find this amazing since there is a large Hy-Vee store about half a mile away. Sad.
I believe this theatre was actually open at least until the 60s. I know someone who went to this theatre as a kid and he was born in the mid 50s.
Went to this theatre for several years until the Promenade opened up downtown. I have only seen a couple movies here since then, the last one was in November 2010. The theatre was in terrible shape. Carmike needs to relies they aren’t the only theatre in SC anymore and update it.
I saw several movies here before the renovation. It’s so much nicer now.
I saw a movie on here while on vacation in summer of 07. A great theatre.