Marquette Theaters I-II-III
430 Saint John Road,
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Plitt Theaters opened the Marquette Mall theater on Christmas Day, 1970 with “Love Story”. The theater is located behind the mall in the northwest corner. It became known for playing movies that were exclusive to Northwest Indiana and could be found only on one screen in Chicago, much like “Love Story”. “The Godfather” was another prime example.
On Christmas Day of 1973, a second screen opened with its premiere attraction being “Magnum Force”. The theater had a stronghold on the area until General Cinema opened a fourplex across the street in 1975. With films like “Jaws”, “Towering Inferno” and “Young Frankenstein” playing at Marquette, the crowds were still huge. In 1977 screen one was closed and cut in half to create two smaller screens. This left screen 2 as the prime auditorium.
When Plitt sold out, Cineplex Odeon took over and then Kerasotes purchased the Marquette in 1989. The theater was closed in June of 2006.
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