Orleans Cinema

Route 6,
Orleans, MA

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Independently operated for years by the Wilcox family. Taken over by Interstate Theaters and twinned. Taken over by Hoyts and closed. Now retail

Contributed by Richard Doane

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Forrest136
Forrest136 on September 3, 2005 at 8:07 pm

Does anyone know the year that this theatre shut down?

tjon53
tjon53 on October 27, 2006 at 11:53 pm

The Orleans Cinemas 1 & 2 ran for the summer of 1989 and closed for good in september 1989.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm

The 1927 Film Daily Yearbook lists one movie venue for Orleans, the Orleans Theater with 400 seats, open 2 days per week.

tjon53
tjon53 on June 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm

The Orleans Theatre was built in 1936 by the Wilcox family as a Stage/Movie Theatre. A single screen venue with 599 seats. In December 1969, the theatre was purchased by Interstate Theatres and renamed the Orleans Cinema. In 1977, Interstate twinned the auditorium 306/255. In 1988, Hoyts Cinemas purchased Interstate Theatres and ran Orleans seasonal only in 1988 and 1989, after which it closed and sold to a retail developer. The building was and still is leased to the CVS Pharmacy chain.

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