Strongsville Cinema

14767 Pearl Road,
Strongsville, OH 44136

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I found two different opening dates in the 1970’s for the Strongsville Cinema, which originally opened as a twin screen cinema.

The theatre closed on May 4, 2007 as a four screen cinema, and became a childrens play space.

Contributed by Chuck

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MPol
MPol on April 30, 2009 at 10:43 am

Another one bites the dust.

One doesn’t have to reside in a given area of the country to realize how sad it is to read/hear of yet another movie palace’s demise and replacement by a service station or other thing that there are already plenty of.

PARNASSUS
PARNASSUS on May 11, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Seems to be some confusion about dates and location here. I ran the 4 screen Strongsville Cinema located in the Strongsville Plaza with my spouse from February 2003 until its closure on May 4, 2007. It was originally built as a twin in the early 1980’s and the additional 2 small screens were added in 1993 or 1994. Seating capacity was 300+ in each of the 2 original screens and 88 and 66 seats in the 2 screens added later. We bought the theater from Angelo Gousios who was the plaza owner and had constructed the theater in the central part of his plaza where the 2 legs of the L shape come together. The opening of the new Cinemark 14 theater in the Strongsville Mall on May 5th was the ultimate reason for its demise but the timing was coincidental with the landlord signing a lease for a new tenant which required gutting the theater for a new use. Bounce City (children’s indoor entertainment with inflatables)eventually opened there in 2009 but closed in February 2011. While I haven’t driven by recently I do not believe that the space is being replaced by a service station as the Plaza is very much alive and the central space occupied by the theater would not lend itself to this construction.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

This site has a small picture of the Strongsville Cinema that would appear to match what Parnassus says about the theater; it would seem unlikely that this strip mall would have been taken out to build a service station, though I suppose it is possible: View link. The address cited is slightly different than listed above.

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