Digiplex Cinema Center - Fairgrounds Square

3050 North Fifth Street Highway,
Reading, PA 19601

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Digiplex Cinema Center - Fairgrounds Square

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Built and opened as a 5-screen theatre by Fox Theatres of Reading, PA. around 1982. It was taken over by Carmike and another 5-screens were added. It was then taken over by Cinema Center. In 2012 it was taken over by Digiplex Destinations.

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muviebuf on January 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Originally built as a 5 screen by Fox Theatres of Reading sometime around 1982-1983, Fairgrounds was sold to Carmike in the mid 1990’s when the banks forced Fox to unload most of its theatres.

Carmike closed the Fairgounds somewhere in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s where it was acquired by Marv Troutman of Millersburg (Cinema Centers chain) who expanded it to ten screens. Ten is still the current screen count. This theatre has never had 11 screens. (RC Movies in Reading is the venue with 11 screens).

Cinemasavvy on July 16, 2012 at 7:25 am

Acquired by Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. in 2012 and screens are now 100% digital.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 2, 2013 at 10:19 am

The remodeling and expansion of the Fairgrounds Square Cinemas in Reading for Cinema Center was designed by the Philadelphia architectural firm JKR Partners, formerly known as JKRoller Architects.

rivest266 on June 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm

December 19th, 1980 grand opening ad as Fox Fairgrounds 5 can be found in the photo section.

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