Cinema de Lux Springdale 18

12064 Springfield Pike,
Springdale, OH 45246

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myka1319
myka1319 on March 20, 2013 at 6:47 am

It’s a very nice theater. My wife & i got committed to rave in 03' i guess we liked a more traditional movie theaters but there both State of the art in quality . I’m not a too much of a IMAX fan. I saw Sucker Punch in IMAX there which was a excellent presentation though. I still go there from time to time because of memories of the old showcase cinema in my childhood in the 80’s .

Coate
Coate on March 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm

The original Showcase Cinemas Springdale now has a page here on Cinema Treasures.

John Fink
John Fink on March 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

That’s interesting, I’m guessing Rave didn’t want a potential DOJ conflict that the site might have caused, it should be interesting to see if Regal or AMC picks it up (according to Google movies, Kerasotes owns theaters in the vicinity). But if its still doing well, than Sheri Redstone might not be so eager to sell it off. Rave didn’t pick up Cincinnati Mills which National just closed, is this theater with an IMAX screen holding its own against the newer Rave plex?

I suppose we can’t discount the new, smaller, re-energized brothers Kerasotes, a high end stadium seating theatre might make an easy conversion to a Showplace Icon site.

Mark_L
Mark_L on March 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

The name of this theatre should be SPRINGDALE, not SPRINGFIELD.

Mark_L
Mark_L on March 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

This theatre was NOT part of the Rave purchase, and does not appear with other Ohio locations on the Rave website. It is still (as of March, 2010) owned by National Amusements. Rave already owns a theatre in West Chester about 6 miles away.

(Source: Cincinnati Business Courier, 10/22/09)

Mark_L
Mark_L on March 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

While the original plans called for 20 screens, the theatre opened officially on 12/11/1998 with 18 screens.

The theatre was built in 2 stages. Construction of 10 screens was begun in 1997, and completed in late spring 1998. At that point, the original Showcase Springdale site was torn down, and the 10 screen theatre opened. They then constructed the additional 8 theatres, opening 18 screens as noted above.

The theatre opened as the Showcase Springdale 18, becoming a Cinema de Lux in 2004. This included an Imax MPX installation in one theatre, and the designation of some other rooms as “Director’s Halls”.

Sources: Springdale Ohio Zoning Board minutes and National Amusements Press Release (12/11/1998)