Oakdale Mall 3

Reynolds Road,
Johnson City, NY 13790

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Oakdale Mall Cinema

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Opened in 1975, the Oakdale Mall 3 was operated by Loew’s, then by an independent and closed in the early-2000’s. It was last used as a 2nd run house.

Contributed by Kristofor Lanko

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joemasher on December 10, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I was the manager of the Oakdale Mall Cinemas from 1990-1993. Theater 1 (333 seats) had a curtain that opened from the center, and theaters 2 (294) and 3 (289) had curtains that opened from left to right. It was the Bighhamton area’s busiest theater until Loews built the Town Square 9 which opened in November 1993. The Oakdale Mall Cinemas first opened in 1975. Loews was not the final operator of this house—when they gave it up in the late 90’s, and independent operator ran it for a bit as a subrun before giving up. The theater is still sitting there empty, used for storage by the mall. It is located inside the mall and is not a freestanding building.

DavidWallick on March 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I was a college student in Binghamton from 1981 to 1985 and saw many films at Oakdale. But my strongest memory from Oakdale was seeing a matinee of John Sayle’s Eight Men Out in the late 1980’s and being the only person in the theater. I just hope the other 2 screens had some customers at the time!

RHosking22 on January 30, 2015 at 1:39 am

Gosh! I remember this theater well as a child. I walked here all the way from Conklin Avenue once. It was a big deal then. Probably my best memory of this theater was seeing The China Syndrome here and being interviewed afterward by the newspaper what I thought and how it related to the then on-going crisis of Three-Mile Island(I still even have the clipping somewhere!. I also saw For Your Eyes Only in the most crowded theater I personally have ever been in – just about every seat had been taken. I have moved away from Binghamton now for well over 30 years but am greatly saddened by the losses of so many great theaters. The times I spent in this and others was magical to me then.

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