Pyramid Mall 10

40 Catherwood Road,
Ithaca, NY 14850

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Pyramid Mall 10

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Opened as a quad November 19, 1976. It was expanded to 8-screens in 1988. On July 27, 1995 two more screens were added. It was closed July 19, 2007.

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rivest266
rivest266 on March 9, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Reopened on April 1st, 1988 as Cinema 8 (Had 7 screens) and expanded to 10 screens on July 27th, 1995. 1988 grand opening ad in the photo section.

Ftopel
Ftopel on November 2, 2017 at 8:23 pm

You guys, this is amazing. Even though they’ve built a whole new theater, the facade of the old Hoyts 10 is still there. I got some pictures outside and of the lobby through the doors. It’s mostly razed but you can still see some of the coloring distinct from the ‘90s. Wish you could see the wall coloring better. I wonder if the theaters are still there or if it’s just open space behind there.

Ftopel
Ftopel on November 18, 2017 at 1:48 pm

The manager of the old Hoyts Pyramid Mall 10 still works there at the new Regal and he told me some interesting stories. Since old theaters 1-4 were mono, they tried to program accordingly. So movies that didn’t require immersive sound like rom-coms they’d try to play there, and keep the newer spectacle movies in the new houses.

I recall seeing some big sound movies in 1-4 during my time there, like Casino and Starship Troopers, but I think for the most part they stuck to this.

When Episode I opened, they actually had one print threaded through all 10 projectors. That was always possible with film prints, though usually never more than 2-3 at a time. And I think it was just for the first midnight show (they had multiple prints for alternating showtimes), but once it started he forbade anyone from the projection booth because if one went down, they all would!

Ftopel
Ftopel on November 24, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Added daytime exteriors of the facade and more of razed interior.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 25, 2017 at 4:20 am

Is the mall pyramid shaped?

Ftopel
Ftopel on November 25, 2017 at 1:04 pm

I suppose it was a triangle with two sides that converged at the food court. Not sure the shape now that they’ve expanded. But they don’t call it Pyramid Mall anymore so I guess they updated the name with the new shape. :)

MarkNYLA
MarkNYLA on November 25, 2017 at 2:21 pm

It was called “Pyramid” Mall because it was originally built by the Pyramid Corporation, a large developer of shopping centers. There were at one time many different malls that carried the name Pyramid in the northeast. They built and own DestiNY Mall in Syracuse.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm

What is the mall called now?

Ftopel
Ftopel on November 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm

The Shops at Ithaca Mall

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