Jerry Lewis Cinema

995 Carter Street,
Irondequoit, NY 14621

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Jerry Lewis Cinema

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Located in Irondequoit, to the north of Rochester, NY. The Jerry Lewis Cinema launched on September 7, 1973 with “Last of Sheila”. The single-screen theatre was a rarity in the chain in that it retained the Jerry Lewis nameplate long after the circuit had imploded and had the entirety of its run from open to close as the Jerry Lewis Cinema. The venue closed with “Blame it on Rio” on April 15, 1984. In 1985 it became an auto sales shop that is still in operation into the 21st Century.

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StanMalone
StanMalone on January 11, 2018 at 7:59 am

Most Jerry Lewis locations were twins. This is only the second that I have seen that was a single screen. The other was in Vestavia Hills Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on January 11, 2018 at 8:28 am

In May of 1981, the Jerry Lewis Cinema played “Hardly Working” directed by and starring the late Mr. Lewis.

mhvbear
mhvbear on January 11, 2018 at 10:25 am

The Jerry Lewis Cinema in Waterville Maine was a single screen.

JAlex
JAlex on January 11, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Two out of the three in the St. Louis metropolitan area were single screeners. The third a twin.

markp
markp on January 11, 2018 at 3:11 pm

The one in Hillsborough NJ was a single. The twin in Carteret NJ also retained the Jerry Lewis name until it closed in the fall of 84. The one in Union NJ was a single but was eventually twinned.

StanMalone
StanMalone on January 12, 2018 at 5:39 am

Thank you for those comments. There were four JL’s in Atlanta, all twins and all opened well before this one. The one in Birmingham opened the same time as this one. Maybe they decided single was the way to go by then. One of the Atlanta ones operated as JL for about four years then went the softcore route like so many others. It closed last year after an amazing 47 years in operation.

Texas2step
Texas2step on March 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm

According to a 1973 ad, this one had 350 soft plush chairs.

robboehm
robboehm on March 28, 2018 at 7:34 pm

The one in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY was also single screen. The other two Long Island locations in Massapequa Park and East Meadow were twins. The latter hung on for a long time as an independent.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 28, 2018 at 7:40 pm

The auto sales and detailing shop is called Auto Zone.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 29, 2018 at 6:52 pm

AutoZone is actually a chain auto parts and accessories retailer, not a repair shop.

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