Mahoning Valley Cinema

1241 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive NE,
Lehighton, PA 18235

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Mahoning Valley Cinema

Located in the Carbon Plaza Shopping Center, the Mahoning Valley Cinema opened December 15, 1995. It was closed in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. In May 2020 it was decided it would not be reopened.

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markp
markp on April 24, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Might you be the same BruceCopio who worked for General Cinema years ago??

Metropolite
Metropolite on July 5, 2015 at 4:34 am

Blakeslee Boulevard is the local name for Route 443.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm

This opened on December 15th, 1995. Grand opening ad in photo section.

BruceCopio
BruceCopio on February 26, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Yes, I am the same Bruce Copio that worked for General Cinema/AMC from 1981 to 2003. I have been here at Mahoning since 2003.

markp
markp on February 26, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Small world. My best friend was the manager who opened the place. I cleaned the screens there a few times when I had my business. Hope all is well. I was a projectionist at many GCC sites including Menlo Park, Woodbridge, Blue Star, Brunswick and Bridgewater from 1977 till the early 2000’s. I lasted full time until May 2013 when digital finally got me. Im a stagehand now mostly at the Prudential Center in Newark NJ.

BruceCopio
BruceCopio on March 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm

A lot of memories over the years. I was at Blue Star, Hudson Plaza, Morris County Mall, Seaview Square, Somerville Circle, Bridgewater, and Lehigh Valley over a 22 year period.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 22, 2019 at 11:01 am

Opened on different screens with “Sabrina”, Father of the bride 2, “Ace Ventura 2 when nature calls”, “Jumanji”, “Babe” and “Mortal kombat”.

chip26
chip26 on April 22, 2020 at 10:08 am

Theater will not reopen after the pandemic.
https://www.tnonline.com/20200421/mahoning-valley-cinema-says-it-wont-reopen/

markp
markp on April 22, 2020 at 4:14 pm

I am long time friend of the first manager who opened this place back in 1995.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on April 27, 2020 at 2:25 pm

https://www.wnep.com/amp/article/news/local/carbon-county/moviegoers-upset-to-hear-mahoning-valley-cinema-will-not-reopen/523-68402b56-ba5b-4876-a820-0b0683709559 They decided to close forever. The only chance that this theater has to reopen is if a smaller chain like New Vision Theaters acquires the location or AMC takes over and makes it a Classic location.

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