Cherryvale Mall Cinema

7200 Harrison Avenue,
Cherry Valley, IL 61112

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 1, 2014 at 6:03 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.

cinemaphile72
cinemaphile72 on July 8, 2012 at 8:11 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).

cinemaphile72
cinemaphile72 on July 8, 2012 at 8:05 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?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

FACEBOOK has a REMEMBERING PLITT THEATRE page,folks.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm

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

rivest266
rivest266 on November 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm

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

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on March 26, 2010 at 7:28 am

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

baschaible
baschaible on May 5, 2009 at 8:49 am

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

kewalsl
kewalsl on March 29, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 14, 2009 at 1:32 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.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm

This was one of at least four 1970s multi-screen theaters designed for Plitt Theatres by the Chicago architectural firm of Finck, Stowell & Frolichstein. Others included quads in the Chicago suburbs of Vernon Hills and Orland Park, and another in Aurora, Illinois.

The Cherryvale Mall triplex had 1494 seats, according to an ad for the Massey Seating Company published in Boxoffice Magazine, August 2, 1976.

souledout4ever
souledout4ever on October 9, 2007 at 5:44 pm

how much would it cost to purchase the theatre and what would the terms of use and service be?