Cine 10

1440 Central Avenue,
Albany, NY 12205

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cmbussmann
cmbussmann on April 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

This place wasn’t great but I have two strong memories from attending films here as a teenager. One was seeing “Casino” with my Father and the theater actually booked an intermission (as in they deliberately cut the film at roughly the 90 min mark, raised the lights, and had an attendant come in and yell “intermission”) so my Father and I just went outside and stood in the sun for 10 minutes. The other memory was skateboarding in the parking lot with my friends and being chased off by security, which meant we missed our showtime. Don’t think we actually saw a movie that day.

nritota
nritota on January 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Colonie behind the former Northway Mall.

Coate
Coate on January 13, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Was this theater located in Albany or Colonie?

nritota
nritota on April 2, 2008 at 6:31 pm

I managed this theater (and became a district manager under Hoyts) from 1980 thru 1987. I take issue with the reinvestment note on the previous post, as SBC constantly improved this under-built, over sold house. I supervised construction of all expansions (6-8, 8-10) and the interior box office addition and expansion. We had a game room in the early 80’s and were one of the first computerized box-offices in the east.

We also brought in dolby stereo, surround sound and handicapped seating, before it was mandated.

Now granted, this was a ‘modern’ cinder block theatre, but it was one of the best grossing theatres in the northeast. We often conjectured that we could have shown home movies on the Cine screens and generated grosses.

Nick

carljohnson
carljohnson on January 26, 2008 at 8:28 am

When originally built, there were some other, smaller theaters nearby — the one at Colonie Center (two screens in a separate building, now gone), and the Fox Colonie. Together, these drew in moviegoers from all over the Capital District. Unfortunately, I don’t think the owners ever put a dime into upkeep, even when they kept splitting it up — the place was ratty fairly early on.

charlie35
charlie35 on August 15, 2007 at 3:04 am

Yes, it was quite musty-smelling in the end. The last thing I saw there was the South Park movie. By that time the theater had been reduced to a discount operation, as the tickets were only $3.

NickyG
NickyG on July 17, 2007 at 12:03 pm

Had a rather pungent aroma in its last year or two…