Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport

286 Canfield Avenue,
Bridgeport, CT 06605

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm

The theatre across the way was built by Loews. Showcase Cinemas had been planning to build a theatre in the Danbury area. The two companies made a deal. In exchange for letting Loews have the Danbury area to themselves Showcase gained the theatre that Loews was building in Fairfield.

optimist008
optimist008 on January 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Guessing that maybe the older theater will close when their lease is over and they are just waiting it out.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 23, 2017 at 11:58 am

This always puzzled me too. While I’ve never been inside either theatre here, I think it’s strange that the other theatre is the more modern one (didn’t somebody else build it?) and that this one that National built is the less modern. You’d think they would have done something to fix that if they could.

dan_blue
dan_blue on January 22, 2017 at 9:39 am

Still open, also seems strange how they own the theater right next door.

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.

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

According to their website they are 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

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

This theater is still open….

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

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

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

This theatre closed last year.

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

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

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

This cinema opened in 1993

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

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

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 February 8, 2007 at 3:18 pm

It’s right across the river from the Fairfield/Bridgeport border off Fairfield Avenue, in the Black Rock section. In the last 5 or so years it has been an increasingly trendy area, but not in the gentrification sense. Lots of indy music clubs, bars and it’s still in a neighborhood.