Springfield Cinemas

1250 St. James Avenue,
Springfield, MA 01104

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DocWatson on January 14, 2015 at 1:49 am

I forgot one other thing: the cinema had canceled its weekday nights late showings some time back, so that Monday through Thursday (I think) the ~7 p.m. screenings were the last ones.

Here are the links to the Diamond Ruff Web site and the film’s IMDb entry, the former of which still lists the Saturday 10 January “red carpet event” at the Springfield Entertainment Cinemas branch. I have no idea if it actually took place.






DocWatson on January 13, 2015 at 5:32 pm

The theater just closed on Sunday (11 January 2015). I was there last Tuesday, 6 January, and there was no sign that it would be closed—indeed, an independent film, Diamond Ruff, was scheduled to be shown this week. That said, and taking into account that I was only there on weekday nights, it was always almost deserted—I never saw a crowd there—so in a sense it was not a surprise. Still, it was not what I expected when I visited the Web site this morning to check some detail about the movies I planned to see this afternoon.

The theater’s Web page and an archive of it from today:



News stories from the local newspaper on the closing:

Kelly, Ray (8 January 2015). “Entertainment Cinemas at Springfield Plaza closing on Sunday”. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.).


Newberry, Laura (9 January 2015). “Agawam Cinemas owner reacts to closing of Entertainment Cinemas, says claimed decline of theaters ‘simply isn’t accurate’”. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.).


The original post which the above article is covering:


Kinney, Jim (9 January 2015). “Springfield Plaza, Entertainment Cinemas building now under separate ownership”. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.).


John Fink
John Fink on December 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I just read a post-script to an incident that occurred in 2001 in which an 11-year old was stabbed to death (by another 11 year old) in the lobby of the cinema. I’m guessing that didn’t help the theatre (although the brand loyalty to Showcase Cinemas has been cited as a reason why this Regal didn’t work).

SecondReel on December 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

The street view is correct, the Google push pin is in the wrong location.