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.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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markp on February 27, 2008 at 11:41 pm

Not a bad little 8-plex. Nice big lobby. There was one huge auditorium, which sometimes flooded in the first few rows. The first ever manager was and still is a very good friend of mine.

BruceCopio on September 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

As of May 2012, all 8 screens upgraded to digital projection. 3D capabilities on 3 screens.

markp on April 24, 2015 at 8:53 pm

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

Metropolite on July 5, 2015 at 7:34 am

Blakeslee Boulevard is the local name for Route 443.

rivest266 on August 2, 2015 at 2:59 am

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

BruceCopio on February 26, 2016 at 5:09 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 on February 26, 2016 at 6:19 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 on March 5, 2016 at 3:55 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 on June 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm

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

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