Screens at the Continent

6360 Busch Boulevard,
Columbus, OH 43329

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Previously operated by: Cinema Grill Systems Circuit of Georgia, Loews

Functions: Movies (East Indian), Movies (Second Run)

Previous Names: Continent Cinemas, Cinema Grill at The Continent 8, Loews Continent 9 Theatres

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Screens at the Continent

The 4-screens Continent Cinemas opened on December 19, 1975. It was operated by Mid-States Theatres. By 1991 it had been expanded to 9-screens and was operated by Loews. Loew’s Continent 9 Theatres closed on July 1, 1999. The Continent one of the first movie theaters in Columbus to offer more than two screens under one roof.

A pair of Atlanta movie-theater operators who grew up in Upper Arlington reopened Continent as an eight-screen cinema-restaurant called Cinema Grill at Continent 8 on April 7th 2004.

Cinema Grill at Continent 8 was not even open and plans were the works for a second location Cinema Grill at Consumer Square 14, that being a closed Regal Theatre.

After only 5 weeks the Cinema Grill at Continent closed on May 14, 2004. The Screens at the Continent as it is called now is operated by Realty Finance Management a subsidiary of Apollo Management LP

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Nicholas Herum
Nicholas Herum on April 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I stopped by recently to look around. Many of the posters are actually taped together pieces of copy paper and most of the neon is burnt out. The box office is filled with trash up to counter and there is still a decorated Christmas tree up in the concession stand.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Does this mean the theatre is closed and abandoned?

fred1 on April 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Its a discount house with tickets ranges from$1.00 to 2.00. They may hardly have no money for maitenance.

Mark_L on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Ron N., according to their website they are running current sub-run releases. (4/2/2012)

I was at this theatre some time ago on a Saturday evening and it was absolutely empty except for the special event I was attending. I’m really surprised that it stays open.

cvolosin on April 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

the only reason it probably stays open is it is owned and operated by the management company leasing the property.. Probably an effort to make enough to pay the property taxes on the land. I am supprised that anyone re-opened that theater after 11 years being closed anyway.. It was definatly unique with the elevated booth and view of projection from the lobby, but at best it has always been a lackluster operation.

Mark_L on July 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Theatre website indicates that 4 of the 8 screens now have digital projection.

buckohio1165 on May 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The CONTINENT was where I saw RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK I think. They gave away a special small magazine like thing.

Trolleyguy on April 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Currently screening a mix of second run and Bollywood films.

pgoutam on April 19, 2016 at 3:42 am

Screens at the continent ownership changed on July 2015, and done lot of minor upgrades still plenty of things to do

rivest266 on November 13, 2021 at 11:37 pm

The Continent Cinemas was opened by mid-states theatres on December 19th, 1975, with four screens. Grand opening ad posted.!AtCJz7ew6OKI3B-2kvJqaattpsqq?e=RP7jnF

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