Lexington Movie Tavern

133 N. Locust Hill Drive,
Lexington, KY 40509

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Lexington Movie Tavern

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This theater originally opened as the Cinemark Man O'War Movies 8 showing first-run movies. It became a Movie Tavern cinema and was closed in September 2015.

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RobertR on August 3, 2005 at 4:52 pm

What kind of a name is this for a theatre?

JimRankin on August 4, 2005 at 3:47 am

If I recall correctly, “Man O'War” was the name of a famous winning race horse in Kentucky, and if so it would bring up positive connotations to the locals, as well as being aggressivge and sassy to those with a taste for such as in today’s youth culture. I’m a Yankee, so I cannot comment on this in point of fact; we’ll have to wait for a local to come forward. Their web site provides no clue, the lazy oafs. Normally I don’t like someone adding my name to the response lists for minor theatres such as this, but this one was fun.

CTCrouch on May 26, 2006 at 10:27 pm

This theatre has been purchased by Starplex Cinemas and, as of 5/26/06, is operated as a discount house.

swdailey on September 1, 2006 at 8:33 am

Man O'War is a major road in Lexington. A lot of commercial development occurred along it in the 80s and 90s. Cinemark opened this theater and another 8-screen one in a shopping center called Lexington Green at the same time.

OldRed on February 7, 2008 at 9:54 pm

I grew up in Lexington, KY, “The Horse Capital of the World,” and my family has worked on and managed racehorse farms since the 1930s. Indeed, the Cinemark theatre was named after the famous racehorse, Man O' War (1917-1947, Google him for more info), as was Man O' War Boulevard, which makes a circle halfway to three-quarters of the way around Lexington. The theatre now offers dinner/drinks while you’re watching the movie and is a new theatre/dining experience. The whole area (miles and miles) near where the Lexington Movie Tavern sits was farmland when I was a child.

OCRon on November 22, 2015 at 11:10 pm

The Lexington Herald Leader announced the closing of the Lexington Movie Tavern in September 2015. It was relocating to Brannon Crossing in Nicholasville.

Chris1982 on November 23, 2015 at 12:40 am

This theatre should be listed as closed.

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