Maine Mall Cinema 7

415 Maine Mall Road,
South Portland, ME 04106

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Photo via Charles Howard.

The Maine Mall Cinema 7 was a seven screen cinema that used to be located adjacent to the Maine Mall. Here are some facts about the theatre.

-Opened in 1975 as a 3 screen cinema by American Multi-Cinemas

-1984 expanded to 7 screens and taken over by General Cinemas

-2002 sold back to American Multi-Cinemas and closed

-Sometime after 2002 cinema is demolished (exact date unknown)

-Plans for Commons are scrapped for where the cinemas location was and the empty lot sits vacant

Please fill in any blanks I may have left out.

Contributed by Kirk

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mhvbear on July 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Theater was built by General Cinemas.

MarkChellis on March 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I worked at Maine Mall Cinema from 1979 – 1981 when it was a 3 screen and then again from 1986-1989 when it was a 7 screen. I much preferred it as a 3 screen. It was always General Cinama until the end when the sold it to AMC. It was the premiere movie theatre in southern Maine for much of its life. We always got the best first run movies. I have many fond memories of working there. I remember popping corn in the upstairs popping room for 13 straight hours getting ready for Empire Stikes back. People lined up around the building for hours before opening to see that movie. It makes me very sad and nostalgic to see a vacant parking lot there. Generations of kids growing up not knowing that the best movie theatre in Southern Maine once stood there. I also worked at the Pizza Hut next to it which is also gone now. How sad.

DavidZornig on January 30, 2019 at 6:04 pm

Photo and caption added via Charles Howard. “IHOP in South Portland Maine across from the Maine Mall.” MarkChellis can you confirm that this angle is correct for the Maine Mall Cinema? Signage might read “Cinema I-III” but is cut off on the right.

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