Cinema 50

7310 57th Avenue,
Kenosha, WI 53142

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Handbill, UNITED ARTISTS CINEMA Theatre; Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1979.

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.

Contributed by Pete Christy

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petechristy
petechristy on November 19, 2003 at 11:49 am

As of November 19th, 2003 the Cinema 50 has been demolished to make way for a new Pick ‘N Save food store.

wigginsray
wigginsray on April 13, 2005 at 9:00 pm

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.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 24, 2007 at 5:53 am

When was this place built/opened?

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 14, 2008 at 11:00 am

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

rcktmanil
rcktmanil on May 30, 2009 at 9:48 pm

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.

LouRugani
LouRugani on December 12, 2011 at 5:06 pm

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.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 6, 2019 at 10:53 am

Taken over by Cinescape theatres in May, 1996 Cinescape theatres takeover of UACinescape 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.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 6, 2019 at 10:57 am

And became the Cinema 5 on October 1st, 1997 as it is taken over by Spector Theatres.

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