Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport

286 Canfield Avenue,
Bridgeport, CT 06605

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October 1st, 1993 grand opening ad

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The Showcase Cinemas opened October 15, 1993. It was owned by National Amusements and operated as a Showcase Theatre.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on July 16, 2007 at 3:33 pm

I finally went there in person last week. For a 12-plex, you wouldn’t know it. The height of the building is not too high and it’s more wider with trees in front and it’s very pedestrianized. It’s right behind the main drag a few blocks (Fairfield Ave) and behind it is the river. There’s substantial parking across the street and a parking garage attached to the theater, about 2 stories tall. Around the building behind the garage is a small crushed stone trail around to the other end, with benches, grass, etc. The marquee is at the end on the side. It’s not something you’d expect from a 12-plex. Very spaced out and there was thought in its existence in a residential neighborhood.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 14, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Read an old article, it has 3,000 seats.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 26, 2008 at 7:59 am

This cinema opened in 1993

rivest266
rivest266 on August 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Uploaded the grand opening ad. It opened on October 15th, 1993

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on November 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

This theatre closed last year.

markp
markp on November 4, 2014 at 6:45 am

20 years for a theatre. The life spans are getting shorter and shorter.

joemasher
joemasher on November 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

This theater is still open….

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on November 4, 2014 at 10:39 am

My bad. Joe is correct. I misread the article and thought it had closed. I guess it will be closing, but has not closed yet.

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Fans-lament-movie-house-closings-5602214.php

Chris1982
Chris1982 on November 4, 2014 at 11:15 pm

According to their website they are still open.

markp
markp on November 5, 2014 at 4:44 am

So open for a while longer. Still only 20 or so years not long for a multiplex before biting the dust.

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