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Shelby Theatres

460 Downtowner Plaza,
Coshocton, OH 43812

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Located in the Downtowner Plaza, the Plaza Cinemas opened as a twin screen movie theatre April 8, 1977 with “A Star is Born” and “Freaky Friday”. It was closed in 1990 and reopened as Movies Two on October 9, 1992. It became the Hollywood Studio Theatres from July 8, 2000. It screens first run movies and does particularly well with family orientated films.

It was brifly closed for a ’re-organization' in August 2008, and reopened as the Shelby Theatres on November 7, 2008.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 18, 2008 at 1:39 pm

all there theaters are closed

danpetitpas
danpetitpas on October 30, 2008 at 9:17 am

Theater to reopen under new ownership

BY VALERIE BOATENG • STAFF WRITER • OCTOBER 29, 2008

COSHOCTON – After being without a local movie theater for a little less than three months, area residents can resume theatergoing on Nov. 7.

Jodi and Kim Lowe of Warsaw, who managed Hollywood Studios Movie Theater at 460 Downtowner Plaza for eight years, are the new owners and will be operating under a new name – Shelby Theaters. Shelby is the name of their daughter who passed away four years ago. She was 9-days-old.

“(Kim) just always said that if we ever owned a movie theater … we were going to name it after her,” Jodi said.

The couple will be replacing ceiling tiles, laying new carpet, painting and making repairs in the building prior to opening. Keeping everything in working order will be easier, according to Jodi.

“There were a lot of things, if something would go wrong like painting or fixing the popcorn machine, I always had to get the OK to go do it,” Jodi said. “Now, if something’s broke, I can fix it right now. There’s nobody over top of me.”

Former owner, Mark Siegel of Cincinnati, closed the theater for reorganization purposes after profits were down due to the economy and because filmgoers were traveling to Zanesville for the multi-screen, stadium seating style theater that had opened two years ago.

“Even though I was running it for eight years, there’s so much more to doing this than just being a manager,” Jodi said. “There’s film companies, a booker, electric and water companies … you can’t just unlock the door and open for business.”

Working with a booker, the Lowe’s will show first run movies.

“We’ll probably show more family movies than the rated R,” Jodi said. “The family movies do so much better here.”

Scheduled for opening day will be “Madagascar 2” and “High School Musical 3.”

“I can’t say we’ll never run an adult movie … what we’re going to shoot for is the number one movies,” she said.

Prices will remain $2 for matinees and $4 for evenings “as long as the film places will allow us to keep them that low,” Jodi said.

Next week, the theater will have a new phone and Web site. A recording with movie times can be heard by calling 622-FILM; the main line will be 622-6855; and the Web site will be www.shelbytheaters.com

clemwang
clemwang on February 2, 2009 at 10:47 am

Bad official link. The correct URL for the theater is:
http://www.shelbytheatres.com/

and the phone (according to website) is:
(740) 622-3456

And the name has been changed to:
Shelby Theatres

rivest266
rivest266 on January 29, 2018 at 4:47 pm

This opened on April 8th, 1977 as the Plaza Cinemas. Article:

Found on Coshocton Tribune powered by Newspapers.com

The Grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this cinema.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The Plaza Cinemas closed in 1990 and reopened as the Movies Two on October 9th, 1992. Ad in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 29, 2018 at 5:09 pm

Reopened as the Hollywood Studio theatres on July 8th, 2000. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 29, 2018 at 5:13 pm

And reopened as the Shelby theatres on November 7th, 2008. Ad in photo section.

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