Cinema I, II and III
Northshore Shopping Center,
Routes 128 and 114,
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Opened May 29, 1963 as Cinema I and II by General Cinema Corp. with Rod Taylor in “The Birds” & Robert Taylor in “Miracle of the White Stallions”. One auditorium was very large accomodating 1,000 patrons and the other held 500. It was located in the Northshore Shopping Center (now Northshore Mall). The building was a modern and attractive design utilizing a brick and glass exterior in the shape of a “L”. The interior was a blue, white and silver design with a large oblong candy counter in the main lobby. Each auditorium had its own art gallery/lobby areas with padded bench like seating, mens and ladies rooms and telephones.
The ushers and candy counter girls wore light blue blazers with the “GCC” (General Cinema Corp.) emblem and even had official GCC flashlights with hoods so as not to disturb other patrons once the movie started. The complex began a decline in the mid 1970’s and was partially remodeled in 1975 to include the installation of a partition wall in Cinema I which essentially split the auditorium into two sections (hence, the new name Cinema I, II and III). The building was also connected to a Holiday Lanes bowling alley. The theater was demolished in 1998 to make way for a Barnes & Noble bookstore and additional parking for a supermarket. The bowling alley had been closed and demolished years earlier.
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