Salem Tri Cinema

451 S. Broadway,
Salem, NH 03079

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National Amusements closed the old Salem Tri Cinema in Salem in February 2002.

The theater, which opened in 1972 as a Jerry Lewis Cinema, later became an intermediate-run house playing films after they debuted in nearby Lawrence, Massachusetts.

When Loews opened a large 20-screen megaplex in the neighboring town of Methuen, Massachusetts, the old Salem Tri’s days were numbered.

The cinema was also the only movie theater in the town of Salem and the last New Hampshire property for National Amusements.

The theater is now rumored to be torn down and sold to a large toy store.

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RobertR
RobertR on August 18, 2008 at 12:07 pm

The alternate name of Jerry Lewis Cinema should be added here.

chitchatjf
chitchatjf on February 28, 2011 at 5:38 am

This theater had three auditoriums. Cinema 1 had 140 seats and was all in blue. Cinema 2 the large one had a total of 300 seats and was all in red (not too unlike the AMC/Lowes theaters in Methuen,and the third screen had a mere 100 seats and was all in yellow.

It originally opened with a $2.25 night admission with 75 cents for children and matinees.

The Merrimac Valley Christan film festival started here in 93.

aktubm
aktubm on April 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Saw Spaceballs here when it still ran first run films. Also the only theater that showed Close Encounters in Dolby Sound in NH.

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