214 W. Gentry Avenue,
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Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Majestic Theatre, Gentry Theater
News About This Theater
The Majestic Theatre was opened on February 2, 1912. It was closed in 1917 and was converted into a hardware store, which closed in 1940. It was reopened as the Gentry Theater on May 15, 1941, with a seating capacity of 400. It was closed in the mid-1990’s and went to other uses.
The Gentry Cinema was purchased by Richard Coleman in 2008, and was restored and reopened on December 12, 2008. Seating capacities in the two screens were 132 and 32. Sadly, this was short lived and the Gentry Cinema was closed again in 2009.
In 2013 it was taken over by the husband, wife & son team of Allen Theatre Management who were contracted to reopen the cinema. The Allen team (Bob, Emilie & Tim) plan to make it a ‘Family Friendly Theatre’, and according to General Manager Bob, “The community response has been overwhelming”. The Gentry Cinema re-opened on December 13, 2013, and will still be running on film. It operates nightly, with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. It was closed in 2014. New operator took over in 2017 and a digital projector was installed in February 2018. New screens and digital audio system have been installed as well a new rocking seats. It reopened March 16, 2018.
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