Gadsden Cinema Four

301 N. 12th Street,
Gadsden, AL 35901

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Gadsden Cinema Four

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Opened April 30, 1970 as the Cinema, the theater was located just north of Broad Street on N. 12th Street in the Agricola Center. The Cinema was twinned on May 28, 1976 and became the Cinema I & II. It was closed in 1989.

Again remodeled and made into a fourplex, opened as a discount theatre on March 9, 1993 as the Gadsden Cinema Four. It became a first-run theatre from November 5, 1999 and closed in 2002.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 25, 2006 at 2:49 pm

There is information about the opening of this theater on this site:
http://tinyurl.com/zq5kh

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on February 16, 2009 at 9:14 am

Drove by it this morning on the way back from a run to Oxford. From the outside, nothing seems to have changed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 21, 2011 at 2:48 am

This web page has information about the Gadsden Cinema, including opening date (April 30, 1970,) reopening as a twin (May 28, 1976,) and a 1989 closing. It reopened as a discount four-plex on March 9, 1993. It also says that after the theater closed as a discount house, it reopened as a first run theater on November 5, 1999, then closed for the last time in 2002.

dixonwh
dixonwh on September 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I saw all three of the first “Star Wars” films in this theater. Also got booted and threatened with being banned, for trying to sneak into “Alien” when I was 15!

olivetti
olivetti on April 26, 2018 at 7:52 am

In 1995 I saw my first NC-17 movie, Showgirls, with a group of high school friends at this theater. It was the first time I had to show my driver’s license to do something “adult” so I felt cool –had just turned 17-years old, too. I thought the movie was going to be sexually explicit, but everyone in the theater was yelling, laughing, and having a fun, rowdy time –including us. I loved it. Also, saw a screening of “Pink Flamingos” here in the ‘90s. Around this time you could see second-run movies for, I think, only $1.

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