Aroostook Centre Cinemas

830 Main Street,
Presque Isle, ME 04769

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blindpew42
blindpew42 on July 4, 2011 at 9:03 am

This was indeed an eight-screen multiplex, not a ten-screen. It is also demolished, not simply closed. It opened in November 1993 under the managment of Aroostook Centre Theaters, Inc. In April of 1995, during lease negotiations with the Aroostook Centre Mall, the company filed for Chapter 11 and the theater closed in July. Hoyts took over managment and operation resumed in August 1995. The theater closed again in August 2005 and was demolished in November-December 2005 to make way for a Lowe’s Home Improvement that opened in October 2006.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 10, 2008 at 11:19 am

Oops. This theater was an eight screen theater. Someone at CT should change the screen count to 8. I actually went to this theater to see Blair Witch during a summer vacation with my family in nearby Kennebunkport, ME, at a vacation house. It was my first time visiting what was then a Hoyts Cinema. The experience at this theater was very good. Small crowd, ok presentation. One of the smaller theaters I think. Dolby stereo, and there were some forgettable previews. Sad to see this place gone. Last time I checked, it was bought by an independent company and renamed it Northeast Cinemas and later closed it as of late last year. The second one I visited once owned by Hoyts but now Regal is the still open Aviation Mall Cinema in Queensbury, which is listed on Cinema Treasures, and was a better theater than the one in Maine.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 7, 2008 at 9:37 am

Was this ever an eight screen theater? This site has a few photos of an Aroostook Centre 8. It had the same 830 Main Street address as the theater listed here.