Showcase Cinemas Milford

Route 1,
Milford, CT

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Replaced by Showcase Cinema De Lux 14 at Connecticut Post Mall.

Contributed by Roger J. Smith

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moviectbuff81 on July 2, 2006 at 3:13 pm

What is at the site now?

shoeshoe14 on February 26, 2007 at 4:00 pm

It still stands. Biked by it at 10pm the other night, it still stands and the free standing marquee says something like, “Closed…” The building is huge and the front and sides are boarded up. I was late to catch a show in Orange so I didn’t have a chance to get up close, but they have a huge parking lot and that mall area is done. The Post Mall is where it’s at. Blah.

shoeshoe14 on March 15, 2007 at 3:55 pm

Went for a closer look the other day. A police car was in the lot at around 8pm. It’s all boarded up and upon closer look, it seems this 8-plex was all shoebox theaters. Anyone? It’s not a big building.

docgerbil on June 12, 2007 at 12:20 pm

This is still standing but boarded-up and obviously closed, another victim of the mall 12-plex, which replaced the 4- or 5-screen theater that used to exist there. This used to be the Milford Red and Blue Drive-in, hence all the parking spaces. Way too much parking for the number of seats at this theater. This was always the place to see a movie with good seats at a moment’s notice and always a good selection, because there were eight screens, however a problem due to lack of stadium seating and all the seats were on the same level and no cup holders, if I recall correctly. Now I go to Orange for independent films.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 20, 2007 at 4:15 am

There were 5 screens, not 8.

shoeshoe14 on November 1, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Hmmm….I need some help here.

According to the Milford/Orange City Directory, they have this theater first listed under GC (General Cinema) in 1966, then becoming 5 screens in 1975 as Showcase, then 6 screens in 1980 and 7 in 1983.

shoeshoe14 on November 1, 2007 at 3:23 pm

Forget it, misread my notes, that was Orange.

rivest266 on April 26, 2008 at 10:14 am

This is at 230 Cherry Street.

cemocan on September 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Who owns this abandoned building & lot now? If I were interested in purchasing it, who would I talk to?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm

It is owned by National Amusements. As with all their other closed theatres (East Hartford, East Windsor, Orange, etc.) they will not sell it to anyone who wants to operate a cinema.

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