Cherryvale Mall Cinema

7200 Harrison Avenue,
Cherry Valley, IL 61112

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Located in the Cherry Valley suburb of Rockford. Opened as a triplex at the Cherryvale Mall in 1975, the stand-alone theater was located outside the mall. In February 1983, four auditoriums were opened inside the mall. It was operated in its last years by Kerasotes Theatres, which closed the Cherryvale Mall Cinema at the beginning of 2000.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm

The other three Plitt theaters designed by Finck, Stowell & Frolichstein are also listed at Cinema Treasures:

Hawthorne Theatres, Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Fox Valley Theatres, Aurora, Illinois.

Orland Square Cinemas, Orland Park, Illinois.

kewalsl
kewalsl on March 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm

to souledout4ever – are you still interested in purchasing the Cherryvale theater ?

baschaible
baschaible on May 5, 2009 at 11:49 am

Kewalsl, I am also interested. What information do you have?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on March 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

There is a proposal to convert the building into a nightclub: View link

rivest266
rivest266 on November 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Three cinemas opened outside the mall on August 29th, 1975. Grand opening ad with an small picture has been posted here.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 27, 2011 at 12:19 am

Four cinemas in the mall opened on February 11th, 1983. Cineplex Odeon listed then together from 1987 onwards.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2011 at 5:15 pm

FACEBOOK has a REMEMBERING PLITT THEATRE page,folks.

cinemaphile72
cinemaphile72 on July 8, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Some friends and I are interested in buying or leasing this building and reopening it to play older movies. Anyone know who owns it or how to find out who to contact?

cinemaphile72
cinemaphile72 on July 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

By the way, the information in this listing is not correct. They did not move into the mall and increase to four screens. They opened an ADDITIONAL four screens inside the mall, which then closed about 2000. The 3-screen theater outside the mall stayed open until it closed/moved when Kerasotes opened a new Showplace 16 about two miles away in 1997 (now AMC).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

An ad for the Massey Seating Company on this page of Boxoffice, August 2, 1976, features a photo of one of the auditoriums of Plitt’s CherryVale 1-2-3.

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