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spmahn commented about Regal Stratford Stadium 14 on Feb 7, 2015 at 4:23 pm

This theater is now closed. Regal continued to operate it despite diminishing attendance due to better theaters a short distance away in both Trumbull and Milford, but the landlord finally gave them the boot. The theater was a total dive anyways, they never made any significant investment beyond upgrading to digital, and it was within walking distance of some not nice neighborhoods in Bridgeport which gave it a poor reputation locally.

spmahn commented about AMC Starplex Southington 12 on May 8, 2014 at 7:38 am

As of today 5/8/14 this theater is now operated by Starplex Cinemas, and it appears that they are now all digital. I am not sure if Starplex retrofitted the auditoriums to be stadium seats like they did in Berlin, but unless they make some significant improvements, it may be difficult for this location to make a comeback since all the previous owners left it in such a state of disrepair. Starplex did a great turn around in Berlin, which was practically falling down when they bought it, so anything is possible.

spmahn commented about AMC Starplex Southington 12 on Dec 13, 2013 at 8:51 pm

This place has been on it’s final legs for a few years now. The only reason it still chugs along is because they charge discount prices. With 9 of the 12 screens still running 35mm, once 35mm stops being available (supposedly it’s going to happen before next summer) I doubt Cinemark will invest the money to uograde. This theater can’t sustain a higher ticket price, the lobby had tumbleweeds when they last tried that. I think next summer might be this theaters last before Cinemark shutters it for good.

spmahn commented about Southington Drive-In on Dec 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I’m not sure if this should still be listed as “open”, since it really no longer operates as a theater in the traditional sense. It’s just an abandoned drive in that the town park and recs committee uses to project badly lit DVDs onto a dilapidated screen. It hasn’t operated as a theater since 2002.