Cinema I & II

1277 Broadway,
Saugus, MA 01906

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da_Bunnyman on March 8, 2018 at 6:48 pm

Before being rebuilt into the 2 floor mall the Hew England Shopping Center in Saugus had kind of a weird setup. Looking in from highway there was the parking lot and a big Sears on the left and then there were sort of 2 strip malls slanted like a “V” but not meeting to complete the letter. Between the strip buildings was a concrete walkway which led to another parking lot. This was the lot for the theater which was not visible from the highway.

DavidZornig on November 4, 2017 at 7:56 pm

1980 photo added via Larry Greenstein. marquee on far right.

DENNISMAHANEY1 on December 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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

videonitekatt on May 21, 2013 at 11:16 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.

rivest266 on May 12, 2013 at 6:10 am

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

PopcornNRoses on January 17, 2013 at 9:38 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…

Morpho on December 19, 2008 at 9:55 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?

matkat07 on June 7, 2008 at 1:23 pm

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

scottm on December 11, 2007 at 5:05 pm

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.