Star Twin Cinema

100 Broadway,
Menands, NY 12241

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Planned as a Jerry Lewis twin theatre. The Star Twin Cinema opened on May 2, 1973 adjacent to the Mid-City Shopping Center. It was closed by 1980. It has been turned into the NYS Workers Compensation Board offices, which it remains to this day.

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dallasmovietheaters on March 7, 2019 at 9:26 pm

The Mid-City Shopping Center opened theatre-less in Menands in July of 1961 anchored by an F.W. Woolworth’s dime store, a Topps Variety Store and a Food Fair grocery. In October of 1972, Mayor John F. Faris joined the principles of a proposed Jerry Lewis Twin Cinema for a groundbreaking with the theatre set to open in 1973 in the plaza. But between planning and the actual opening in 1973, the theatre had dumped the Lewis nameplate and opted for the Star Twin Cinema. Its opening films on May 2, 1973 were “Cabaret” and “The Getaway.”

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