Regal Riverdale Cinema 3

2011 Cunningham Boulevard,
Hampton, VA 23666

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NightHawk1 on March 7, 2014 at 10:44 pm

The Riverdale Cinema 3 was never a Cinemark house. Gordon Theaters opened the Riverdale in 1965, Martin Theatres took over in 1969 and subsequently twinned the theater. Martin was rebranded Carmike Cinemas in 1985; the Riverdale Twin was run by Carmike from 1985 until about 1987, when Neighborhood Theatres took over. Neighborhood turned the Riverdale into a three-screen cinema in 1991 and eventually sold out to Regal Cinemas, who closed the Riverdale Cinema 3.

wsasser on February 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Opened in July 1965 and closed in 1997

wsasser on January 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Just posted a photo of an ad announcing the opening of the twin.

wsasser on January 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Just posted a photo of the ad announcing the addition of the third theater – June 14, 1991

wsasser on December 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I just posted a photo of the Grand Opening ad dated July 1, 1965

wsasser on August 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Operated as a single screen, double screen and finally triple screen from 1965 to 1997

wsasser on April 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

It is now a Church – see photos

canibfrankwithyou on September 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I was involved in adding “DOLBY” CP-50 sound upgrades in the early 80’s, also adding projection and sound eguipment for new additions when theatre was purchased by Neiborhood Theatres.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 29, 2009 at 3:03 am

The recent opening of the Riverdale Theatre was announced in Boxoffice of August 9, 1965. A single-screen house of 610 seats, it was designed by architect Drew Eberson for the regional circuit Gordon Enterprises, operated by brothers Julian, Jerome, and Leonard Gordon.

kseward on July 15, 2007 at 12:23 pm

Blog post of pics from May 2007:

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Evidently the theater went thru a minor facelift after 2003.

kseward on July 11, 2007 at 1:35 pm

Pretty sure I saw Escape of the Planet of the Apes here.

Not a big Spielberg fan, I do remember seeing long lines here waiting to see Jaws.

thegreev on September 16, 2006 at 4:17 pm

Here is a photo of the Riverdale, circa 1970s: