NCG Courtland Cinemas

4226 East Court Street,
Burton, MI 48509

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steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on June 14, 2011 at 4:20 am

When the theater opened in 1969, its entrance was very plain looking with just a channel letter sign above the entrance saying “Mall Theatre.” Before Silver Cinemas reopened it in 1998, they also revamped the entrance adding the nice tile work and the marquee over the entrance.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on June 10, 2011 at 10:33 am

The original operator of this cinema was the United Detroit Theatres unit of ABC Theatres. When ABC exited the theater business, Plitt Theatres took over. Plitt sold it to National Amusements before it first closed in the mid-1980s.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on June 10, 2011 at 4:10 am

According to http://burtonview.mihomepaper.com/news/2011-05-19/News/NCG_Movies_to_reopen_Courtland_Cinemas_this_Friday.html this cinema was expanded and renovated in 1998 by the Silver Cinemas chain and renamed Silver Cinemas which added four additional screens and renovated the two existing screens with stadium seating, reclining seats and cupholders. National Amusements bought it just months later and renamed the theater back to Courtland Cinemas.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on May 31, 2011 at 9:51 am

NCG did a nice job in getting this cinema going again. All screens are digital with stadium seating and they moved equipment from the Clio Cinemas which they recently closed into this cinema.

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on May 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Now officially reopened.

cvolosin
cvolosin on May 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

yep it’s there! hope they actually spent some money instead of dusting the cobwebs and turning the power back on.

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on May 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I’ve found absolutely nothing saying that NCG is reopening this. Anyone wanna verify?

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on May 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm

^Where did you hear this?

John Fink
John Fink on May 12, 2011 at 5:04 am

NCG is reopening the theater on May 20th.

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on May 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

The theater complex is still vacant. For the past several years, Courtland Center has slowly been losing tenants.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on January 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I can add that after the nearby Showcase Cinemas Flint East closed, this cinema was converted to a full-price first-run house.

markp
markp on January 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Another piece of the Redstone empire crumbling away….

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on May 29, 2007 at 5:03 pm

The other ABC Theatre on Pierson Road was the Northwest Theatre. That closed around 1982 at the same time the Eastland Mall Theatre was sold to National Amusements. The Northwest Theatre was later torn down and is a vacant lot today. When ABC left the theater business, Plitt took both theaters over.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on May 28, 2007 at 5:06 pm

When I was existed in Flint in the mid-70s the Eastland Mall was an ABC theatre. When Henry Plitt took over ABC I don’t know if he kept this or sold it off. ABC had another theatre north of town, on Pierson Rd. as I recall, but I don’t remember the name of it.