Binghamton Plaza Cinemas

33 West State Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901

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Entrance to The $1.50 Cinema 2

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Closed in 2002.

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 12, 2005 at 1:05 am

This theatre is also listed, in an incorrect way, as #14724 and #14725. Iy closed in 2002. See photos at http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=7162

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 12, 2005 at 3:17 am

Is it really listed incorrectly. Enter “A Dollar Forty-Nine Theater” minus the quote marks into the Google or Yahoo search engines and you will find a theater called A Dollar Forty-Nine Theater located at 33 West State Street. Are the search engines renaming theaters now or did this theater actually operate under that name?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 12, 2005 at 6:32 am

It is the same as the Binghamton Plaza Cinemas. That is why it is incorrect. This listing is correct.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 12, 2005 at 6:42 am

I know that it’s the same theater. The question that I’m asking is, was the Binghamton Plaza Cinemas ever officially known as A Dollar Forty-Nine Theater. In other words, should it have an aka name of “A Dollar Forty-Nine Theater”?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 12, 2005 at 8:58 am

Oh. I’m not sure.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 12, 2005 at 9:29 am

Okay, thanks. This theater was advertised as A Dollar Forty-Nine Theater but I don’t know if that was it’s official name. Maybe someone that lives in the area will know.

AnneTrebilcock
AnneTrebilcock on February 21, 2007 at 10:41 am

I know it says that the theater is still there without equipment, are the seats still there, and is there a stage? I was wondering if it is available to rent or lease. Any informatiom would be helpful. Thanks, Anne

ManagerGreg
ManagerGreg on August 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm

As one of the last managers…I may be able to shed light on the name. The owner was also the owner of The Art and The Ritz before the sold them to another person and then moved out of the country. He returned and got The Art back. The Ritz had collapsed so he opened this place. It was in shambles when we first started. It had been derelict for a year and was vandalized. During this time, the prior owner of the former Ritz had salvaged the equipment for the new “$1.50 Cinemas” located in the former Burt’s Department Store building in Endicott, NY. We couldn’t use the $1.50 name since there were a few already in use in NY so we called ourselves the “$1.49 Plaza Theatre” We still charged $1.50 per head and our thing was to give a half dollar coin back in change. I posted a pic I took of the main entrance hall. I was the one who came up with the “Wait A Little…Save A Lot” slogan.

ManagerGreg
ManagerGreg on August 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Also, Anne Trebilcock – There was never a stage. It was a flat floor with reclining seats. The place was gutted for parts and still stands empty. The roof has been leaking for years and last visit, I saw that it had started to cave in. With the exception of the pizza place on that end, most of the storefronts connecting to it were falling down.

BillyOK
BillyOK on January 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I went to see THE ODESSA FILE, back in the early 70’s, Interestingly, I was the only patron in the entire Theatre! They stopped the movie about 20 minutes or so into it and the manager asked if I’d come back at some later date!!!

DANG! I was furious!!! I never came back and never saw the rest of that movie till the 1990’s!

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