Cinema I & II

1277 Broadway,
Saugus, MA 01906

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The Cinema opened June 23, 1965 with Jerry Lewis in “The Family Jewels”. Designed in an early-1960’s contemporary architecture style which followed General Cinemas corporate architecture. It was initially a 1,200-seat single screen theatre. It was later twinned, and was closed in 1985.

Situated as satellite to large shopping plaza in near-northern suburb of Boston, MA.

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scottm on December 12, 2007 at 10:05 am

That cinema was near to Sears. I have been there 2 or 3 times.The movie house is now gone and replace to parking lot for the Square One Mall.

matkat07 on June 8, 2008 at 4:23 am

General Cinemas Saugus was loctaed what was then called New England Shopping Center. It was located about where Dicks sporting goods is.
It only had 2 screens, Cinema I & II View link
I think it closed sometime after 1985, new mall opened fall of 1994

Morpho on December 20, 2008 at 2:55 am

I’ve searched high and low for a picture of this theater. I spent way too many hours there and would love an image from the 70’s if possible. Any recommendations?

PopcornNRoses on January 18, 2013 at 1:38 am

According to my wife, who spent a lot of her time here in her teen and tweens, the last movie to show here was “A View To A Kill”, so that puts the closing date somewhere in the summer of 1985, I believe…

rivest266 on May 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

This cinema and the Showcase cinemas in Lawrence both opened on June 23rd, 1965.

videonitekatt on May 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I found it interesting that after the Showcase Revere 10 (later 12 and later even more!) opened in 1982, this theater – just about 3 miles way was showing almost all 20th Century Fox films. RETURN OF THE JEDI played here – saw it twice. It was closed by early 1985.

DENNISMAHANEY1 on December 12, 2015 at 5:41 am

I was an asst. manager when it was a single 1200 seats well run theater and with no problems this was in mid 1960’s

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