Southington 12

1821 Meriden-Waterbury Road,
Southington, CT 06489

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Opened on November 19, 1993 by Showcase, it was taken over by Rave Motion Picture Theatres in December 2009. In June 2013 Cinemark took over many of the Rave Motion Picture Theatre sites, and the cinema now sports Cinemark signage. From May 7, 2014 it was taken over by Starplex Cinemas

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John Fink
John Fink on December 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Not sure if this is correct but it appears from movie tickets.com it’s a rare Rave that never converted to digital and apparently is showing Happy Feet 2 in Technocolor (film-based) 3D.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

Cinemark may not have purchased it, but they are operating it for the time being.

jessgirl_123
jessgirl_123 on September 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Cinemark does own this one also, but John’s right, this one’s got some rare features to it. One of them is that it is not fully converted to digital, Rave was trying to but sold it to Cinemark before they finished. The other thing is they own the land that the theater is on, unlike most of the theaters Cinemark got from Rave, this one can be sold to anyone, whether it be kept up as a theater or just sold for the land.

DaLoEnt.com
DaLoEnt.com on September 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm

FROM WIKIPEDIA: As of November 2012, Cinemark has entered into an agreement to purchase 32 Rave Cinema locations for $240 million. The sale is subject to antitrust approval. Only 2 locations will remain under the Rave Cinemas umbrella after the Cinemark sale is complete, however there much speculation within the industry that these remaining 2 locations will either be sold or shuttered. MORE TO COME ………….

DaLoEnt.com
DaLoEnt.com on September 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm

From MYRECORDJOURNAL.COM

An assistant manager at the theater referred all questions to Cinemark’s corporate communications department, which has not returned repeated requests for comment.

‘Nuff said.

spmahn
spmahn on December 13, 2013 at 8:51 pm

This place has been on it’s final legs for a few years now. The only reason it still chugs along is because they charge discount prices. With 9 of the 12 screens still running 35mm, once 35mm stops being available (supposedly it’s going to happen before next summer) I doubt Cinemark will invest the money to uograde. This theater can’t sustain a higher ticket price, the lobby had tumbleweeds when they last tried that. I think next summer might be this theaters last before Cinemark shutters it for good.

John Fink
John Fink on April 30, 2014 at 6:47 am

Rumors are Starplex is taking it over

fred1
fred1 on April 30, 2014 at 7:01 am

Starplex did wonders to their NJ theaters

spmahn
spmahn on May 8, 2014 at 7:38 am

As of today 5/8/14 this theater is now operated by Starplex Cinemas, and it appears that they are now all digital. I am not sure if Starplex retrofitted the auditoriums to be stadium seats like they did in Berlin, but unless they make some significant improvements, it may be difficult for this location to make a comeback since all the previous owners left it in such a state of disrepair. Starplex did a great turn around in Berlin, which was practically falling down when they bought it, so anything is possible.

DaLoEnt.com
DaLoEnt.com on August 2, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Wasn’t Berlin erected WITH stadium seating (National Amusements)? Also, pursuant to current operator, Starplex, it is my professional opinion that the utilization of the former traditional marquee as simply a generic sign was a bad move. With the technology available today, and competitive pricing, I would’ve opted to transform the signage into a digital marquee.

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