Poor Richards Pub and Cinema

467 Main Street,
East Hartford, CT 06118

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Poor Richards Pub and Cinema

Opened July 18, 1978 with “Annie Hall”, Poor Richards Pub and Cinema showed second run films in a lounge/bar setting. A full bar and appetizer type food was served.

It was closed February 2, 1989 with “Tequila Sunrise”.

Contributed by Sean

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bicyclereporter
bicyclereporter on February 10, 2011 at 12:21 am

Believing is not definitive. You should go to the library/local history room and look up the directories under “theaters” and find when it stopped being listed.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 13, 2011 at 7:06 am

I believe it had 170 seats.

I believe it opened in 1978.

You should never have to do anything, but more info or photos are always welcome.

Retired U.S. Navy Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

rivest266
rivest266 on February 25, 2017 at 9:34 am

This opened on July 26th, 1978. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 28, 2017 at 2:00 am

Was there someone called poor richard? Is the pub still open?

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 6, 2017 at 6:49 am

“Poor Richard” was operator Richard Dupuis who founded the pub/cinema beginning with Annie Hall on July 18, 1978 and had a ten-year lease that lapsed. He got six one-month renewals and closed February 2, 1989 after an auctioning of the pub/theater’s contents and a final showing of “Tequila Sunrise”.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 7, 2017 at 7:38 am

Technically, it’s “Poor Richard’s” Pub and Cinema

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 8, 2017 at 1:01 am

Why was he called poor?

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