Pleasant Street Theatre

27 Pleasant Street,
Northampton, MA 01060

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Opened in 1976, the Pleasant Street Theatre is located in the center of Northampton. Operating for over 30 years, this theater runs foreign and independent films in this college town.

The Pleasant Street Theatre was closed on June 8, 2012.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 27, 2007 at 4:19 pm

This is an October 11, 2007 article about the closing of the Pleasant Street Theater within two months of the article date.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 29, 2008 at 2:19 pm

The Pleasant Street Theater isn’t closing. Hamp movie theater saved.

rnoyes on January 30, 2008 at 1:04 pm

I’m glad to see it’ll stay open and get a lick of a paintbrush, too, and I’m glad to see community support kept it open. That is a good feeling. Interesting though that the new building owner pretty much had the “If you can’t beat ‘em, join 'em” philosophy when it came to the Amherst Cinema, but the former owner viewed them as too much competition.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Here is a January 18, 2008 article/interview.

shoeshoe14 on July 23, 2008 at 7:21 pm

My friend told me the whole story. Basically, the former owner closed it down but didn’t want to sell it. The owner of Amherst Cinemas wanted to buy it from him but he didn’t want to sell, but didn’t want to sit on it either. Local citizens raised $50,000 in a few days and over a few weeks upped it to $100k but it wasn’t enough.
Finally, Amherst owner suggested buying it but not to compete, rather show some movies at his place and then showing them at other times in Northampton and different artsy pics too. Pleasant owner liked that and sold everything to them BUT the projection equipment and stalemated. Eventually, he sold everything.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm

This is a new link for the Pleasant Street TheatER website.

spectrum on September 15, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Since it reopened, it looks like they have put in new carpeting and possibly projection equipment (It’s a platter system) The seats are probably ten years old, quite comfortable and iun good shape, and identical in the downstairs theatre (no more directors' chairs!). Hasn’t been repainted, but current paint job is in good shape. Sound and projection are fairly good. Main auditoprium is probably 30 feet wide – 11 seats wide vs. 12 rows. And still a great selection of films not available elsewhere!

BigScreen_com on May 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

The Pleasant Street Theater will close June 8, 2012, according to a press release issued by Amherst Cinema Arts Center:

Pleasant Street Theatre to Close June 8, 2012

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