River Oaks 7-8

70 River Oaks Center Drive,
Calumet City, IL 60409

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River Oaks 7-8

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River Oaks 7-8 opened Friday October 21st, 1983 by Plitt Theaters as a supplement to the already existing screens 1-4, 2-3, and 5-6. The first movies to play on these screens were “Rumble Fish” and “The Dead Zone”.

What made these screens unique were the different touches in the auditoriums. Screen #7 was done in a typical Plitt fashion, red wall padding, speakers, etc., however, one side of the screen (maybe the left) had a slight wavy curve. But screen #8 was done with dark colored brick padding, speakers and a normal screen. And when you got to the enterance that lead to the theaters, they didn’t say 7-8. Instead, #7 was 1-3-5-7-9, and #8 was 2-4-6-8-10. They got rid of that neat little feature in the late 90’s, maybe early 2000.

Not long after Cineplex Odeon opened screens 1-6 in 1988, they re-numbered the theaters. 1-4 became 9-10, 5-6 became 11-12, but 7-8 keept their numbers. In October 2005, the 7-8 was closed, likely because of the Loews Cineplex-AMC merger.

Towards the end of it’s time, it always seemed to be cleaner than 9-10, which became plagued with sticky floors and the like.

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CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on September 24, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Here’s a list of films shown in #7 starting with it’s opening day in 1983. *indicates new release

10/21/83 – THE DEAD ZONE
11/23/83 – TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

12/9/83 – CHRISTINE
1/20/84 – FIRE & ICE
4/13/84 – FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER
5/11/84 – MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON
5/23/84 – ROMANCING THE STONE
6/1/84 – ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

6/8/84 – INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
9/21/84 – TIGHTROPE
11/16/84 – NIGHT OF THE COMET
12/5/84 – NIGHT PATROL
12/14/84 – CITY HEAT
1/18/85 – THAT’S DANCING

8/16/85 – RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD
10/11/85 – THE PROTECTOR

11/22/85 – ONE MAGIC CHRISTMAS
1/17/86 – IRON EAGLE

2/21/86 – F/X
4/18/86 – WISE GUYS
10/3/86 – TOUGH GUYS

1/16/87 – WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE
3/6/87 – BLACK WIDOW
3/13/87 – PLATOON
5/1/87 – MALONE

5/8/87 – EXTREME PREJUDICE
5/20/87 – THE GATE
6/12/87 – THE BELIEVERS
10/9/87 – BABY BOOM

10/23/87 – NO MAN’S LAND
10/30/87 – SUSPECT
11/6/87 – LESS THAN ZERO

¾/88 – ACTION JACKSON
3/11/88 – SHOOT TO KILL
5/6/88 – ABOVE THE LAW
7/15/88 – RED HEAT
7/20/88 – THE DEAD POOL
8/26/88 – DIE HARD
11/18/88 – SPLIT DECISIONS plus U2: RATTLE AND HUM
12/2/88 – THE ACCUSED
3/3/89 – KINJITE
5//19/89 – LEAN ON ME
9/8/89 – KICKBOXER

5/18/90 – CADILLAC MAN
5/1/92 – K2

9/25/92 – THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
8/6/93 – POETIC JUSTICE
8/4/95 – BABE

12/15/95 – SABRINA*

Beadee
Beadee on July 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm

This is awesome, thanks for the list. Can anyone explain the difference between the theaters hidden on the west side of Torrence Ave., the one’s attached physically to the mall, parking lot building on south end and the n the River Run location?

I saw Faces Of Death @ a midnight show back in 1990?1991? Everyone who stayed till the end recieved a certificate at the nd from a nurse.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on July 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm

This Building started out as a Jewel Grocery store then opened in 1983 as movie theatre. First movie i saw was Cloak and Dagger here.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on November 26, 2012 at 11:10 pm

This Building is No More.River Oaks tore this theatre down Last week.

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