7310 57th Avenue,
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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.
Previous Names: UA Cinemas 1 & 2, UA Cinemas 5, Cinescape Theatres, Cinemas 5, Academy Theaters
The UA Cinema 1 & 2 opened on December 25, 1971 with Gene Hackman in “The French Connection & "Walt Disney’s "Lady and the Tramp”. It was later expanded to become UA Cinemas 5, and showed first-run films. Taken over by Cinescape in May 1996 and renamed Cinescape Theatres, on October 1, 1997 it was taken over by Spector Theatres and renamed Cinemas 5. It was last operated as Cinema 50 screening first & second run movies. It was closed in 2001.
In November 2003, the Cinema 50 was torn down.
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I remember fondly waiting in line for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. You knew a movie was good if the line wrapped around the corner.
When was this place built/opened?
THE ADDRESS SHOULD BE 7310 57th Street (that’s on 50 therefore Cinema 50).
The theater opened as a twin in 1972 and three more theaters were added in 1980.
“THE SHOW STARS ON THE SIDEWALK” by Maggie Valentine
Its original name was “UA Cinemas 1&2” – the word “Cinema” was on the building since it was built – numbers and letters were removed over the years until it was torn down. I saw a lot of movies there in my lifetime. The best theaters were the original two- the others were much smaller but not bad really. It was really run down toward the end though.
I heard from a patron who said he attended the new UA Cinemas 1&2 on its grand opening, Christmas Day 1971. The features were “The French Connection” and a revival of “Lady and the Tramp”, and there were long lines, as one might imagine.
This opened on Christmas Day, 1971.
Grand opening ad: Kenosha UA cinema 1 & 2 opening Fri, Dec 24, 1971 – 28 · Kenosha News (Kenosha, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.com
Reopened as UA Cinemas 5 on December 19th, 1980.
UA Cinemas 5 opening Fri, Dec 19, 1980 – 40 · Kenosha News (Kenosha, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.com
Taken over by Cinescape theatres in May, 1996 Cinescape theatres takeover of UA Wed, May 8, 1996 – 22 · Kenosha News (Kenosha, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.com
It became listed as the Cinescape theatres after the takeover.
And became the Cinema 5 on October 1st, 1997 as it is taken over by Spector Theatres.
Final show was December 6, 2001.