Cinema X

716 Monmouth Street,
Newport, KY 41071

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Cinema X

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The State Theater opened on November 10, 1939. It was later known as Cinema X, screening adult movies. The Cinema X was closed on March 11, 1982. It has since been demolished and the site is used for parking.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 8, 2008 at 1:42 pm

According to this site, the Cinema X closed in March 1982:
http://tinyurl.com/6hw6vc

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 8, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Scroll down for the photo and the date:
http://tinyurl.com/6zhtq8

meheuck
meheuck on May 10, 2008 at 3:23 am

A different site states the theatre closed a month earlier:

“…Cinema X [closed] on February 3, 1982 after hosting the double feature ‘Sex Boat’ and ‘Hot Channels.’ The theater closed as part of a negotiated agreement with the commonwealth of Kentucky taking over the building in exchange for fines against the cinema. Later that year, the state gave the building to the city of Newport so that it could be demolished for a parking lot. Demolition began on March 1, 1983 and a sign now designates the spot as the Historic Taylor’s Landing public parking lot.”

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hanksykes
hanksykes on November 15, 2008 at 12:15 pm

This Cinema X in Newport,Kentucky ,is often confused with the Cinema X in Cincinnati,Ohio on Race Street. The Kentucky venue ran much longer than its Ohio neighbor.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 21, 2009 at 10:57 am

This is a February 1996 item from the Kentucky Post:

According to the Newport City Directory in 1939 the address at 716 Monmouth St., which would become the site of the State Theatre was formerly the location of Broering Brothers Refrigeration Apparatus. The same directory directory listed the owners as Joseph A. Broering and Bernard G. Broering.

Earlier, in the 1920s, the same site had housed W. W. Dowell & Co., which sold umbrellas and parasols. William W. Dowell and A. E. Meyer were the company owners.

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