Triangle Mall Cinema

Frenchtown Road W.,
Rambleton Acres,
New Castle, DE 19720

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This theater opened with the start of the Triangle Mall, built in 1972, it opened December 22, 1972. The mall started with a Grants department store, and had a good book and card shop for comics and magazines, it had a dress shop, drug store, a small arcade featuring Battlezone. The wonderful films there included “Star Wars”, “Rocky”, “Elephant Man”, “Close Encounters”, “Jaws”, and even “Gone With The Wind” on its revival. Let’s not forget “Young Frankenstein”!

Contributed by Joe Rasemas

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rivest266 on May 16, 2016 at 3:39 pm

This opened on December 22nd, 1972. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

notthatold on November 12, 2016 at 7:49 pm

This theater was located inside the Triangle Mall. The mall was named after the triangular-shaped piece of land. The mall contained Grant’s(later becoming Jamesway) on its East entrance and an A&P on its West entrance.

The theater had a sister theater in Newark at the Castle Mall.

Both the Triangle Mall Theater and the Castle Mall Theater played second-run films for $1.00, the price for Friday and Saturday showings woule be $1.50, and then eventually raise all prices to $2.00 before closing up.

I know the 1972 ad states it was operated by “Nation Mini-Theatres”, but by 1978, the company was “Movie Makers”. The theater had a floor-to-ceiling mural that depicted a collage of Hollywood icons.

This was the go to place to see the latest films on the cheap.

notthatold on November 12, 2016 at 7:51 pm

One other note, the mall’s name was eventually changed to the New Castle Square Mall, reflecting the actually shape of the mall, not the parking lot.

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