Maxi-Saver Cinemas

2001 Mountain View Drive,
West Mifflin, PA 15122

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Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on March 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

So sad that this place closed.

Thylacine
Thylacine on January 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

As of Sunday January 27th After business day the Theater is closing. The landlord is not renewing the lease so Sunday is the last day for this theater. I hope another Cinema company takes over but future is uncertain. They where actually supposed to remodel by the end of the year but guess not. Here are some photos I Taken of the Booth and some other places. http://www.flickr.com/photos/77799030@N08/

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I lived in the Pittsburgh area from 1990-1995. I used to date a woman from Clairton, PA. We’d come here on occasion. I remember seeing “Dead Again”, “Hand That Rocks the Cradle”, “Shawshank Redemption”, and the trash classics “Sliver” and “Basic Instinct” here.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Just joking Susan!!

SusanD
SusanD on February 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm

tlsloews,

Don’t get me wrong, I like this place. It’s just a little far from my house.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 17, 2010 at 11:13 pm

What do you expect for $1.98? A movie palace.

SusanD
SusanD on February 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Mike Rivest,

The link doesn’t work.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 14, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Turn the page at View link to see the grand opening ad sideways.

SusanD
SusanD on March 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Carmike is now advertising that you can use your debit or credit card here and that a 99 cent fee applies.

Yippee! Now I can be charged a 99 cent service charge on a 99 cent ticket!

71dude
71dude on March 9, 2009 at 3:25 am

June 21, 1991 was the opening date.

rpdgirl
rpdgirl on March 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm

aw that’s so awesome!!! I’m going to have to sneak a peek next time.

GrayFoxWolf
GrayFoxWolf on March 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm

There are still names there under the door frame. There are lots more now. There is a lot of history there.

rpdgirl
rpdgirl on March 4, 2009 at 3:41 am

I worked there all through high school in the mid 1990’s. It was such a blast. seriously the most fun I’ve had at a job. We all signed our names under the door frame in the kitchen.. is it still there? I remember the 1st movie I ever saw there just when it opened was “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead.” The steel City Carnival was running that summer in the Century Square parking lot. Wow… such a long time ago.

GrayFoxWolf
GrayFoxWolf on December 15, 2008 at 11:16 pm

I asked my manager and she says the place opened in 1990.
For a bit of more history when they opened it was supposed to be split in to two parts. A century square cinema was for first run and a maxi saver cinema was second run. I am not sure if that is what they did but I know that was the concept. You can see the first six auditoriums are for the most part bigger than the other six on the other end.

SusanD
SusanD on December 15, 2008 at 7:57 pm

When did this theater open? As Paul F. says, it may have opened prior to 1991.

GrayFoxWolf
GrayFoxWolf on July 14, 2008 at 4:50 am

I been working there since 2004. The place is good for the most part. There have been rumors ever since I been there about remolding. To my It was owned by by another company before Carmike bought them some time around 1997. With the Prices at .99 cents we are busy on the weekends and on Tuesdays with the BYOB (bring your own bucket) where you can get bring in a bucket and get popcorn for .50 cents. For the condition of the building every thing is original. That means almost 20 years and things are starting to break. the century and Cinemeccanica projectors are older then the building over 40 years and still running strong for the most part. As long as people stop vandalizing and the night cleaning people actual clean then it can be a nice place to see a bargain movie.

SusanD
SusanD on June 17, 2008 at 3:39 pm

A poster on the “Cinema 4” entry says that this place is not doing well. I hope that it does not close because it is the last bargain house in the Pittsburgh are now that the Hollywood and the Screenworks have closed.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on May 25, 2006 at 10:50 am

I seem to recall that this place may have opened a little before 1991. My then-girlfriend and I used to see movies here all the time. I vaguely recall that it was also known as Century Square. Century Square is the Big Box shopping center adajacent to Century III Mall.

raubre
raubre on May 24, 2006 at 9:27 pm

Our local cheap seats made it! lol. Films are still $1.50 I believe.