Lansing Cinema 8

16621 Torrence Avenue,
Lansing, IL 60438

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Lansing Cinema 8

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This cinema was operated by the M & R chain when it opened in the 1980’s. It was later taken over by Loews/Sony Theaters in the early-1990’s.

In the late-1990’s Loews/Cineplex closed the theater because of bankrupcy issues.

The former River Run has recently been acquired by new owners, who have renovated and remodeled the eight-plex and are have reopened the theater, showing first-run films. It is now called the Lansing Cinema 8. It was taken over by Carmike in September 2014.

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CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on April 30, 2006 at 12:28 am

Jenco’s taking over River Oaks 1-6. Reopening’s set for this May.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 11, 2006 at 3:43 pm

So there is a newly-renovated cinema complex right down the street from River Oaks. Now I understand why that complex closed down.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on May 12, 2006 at 3:26 am

Everything was pretty even until Loews Cineplex closed River Oaks 7-8. After that, the rest as they say, is history. Before RO 7-8 closed, River Run/Lansing 8 was showing a mix of first run and second run movies. They got first run every 2 weeks or something like that. I love the new cinema 8, but something’s missing from the way I remember it. I seem to reall the concession stand being V shaped, now it’s a straight lined stand. Theater 1 isn’t as big as it used to. In fact, theater 1 had 70mm projection. Also, I went to see 16 Blocks in theater 4 a few weeks ago, and that auditorium was just as small as theaters 15 and 18 at River East. And the way the auditorium walls are colored, that green and yellow doesn’t look good to me. I remember when those walls were blue. They should’ve keept that color. Despite all that, it’s a really nice place. I can’t wait to see what they do with River Oaks 1-6.

BTW, didn’t River Run have a seating capacity of over 3000 seats? I don’t think it’s near that today.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on August 17, 2006 at 8:38 pm

Saw Miami Vice here last week. Word of advice, avoid theater #3 at all costs. The picture was all off to the side, the sound was low, the AC was turned up to high etc… It was a mess. My brother went to complain about the picture being off to the side, so the manager fixed it….a little bit. They still had this thing on top of the screen that made it look like you were watching a dvd. They never corrected the other stuff. If they keep managing this place like that, someone else should take it over. Sad part, this isn’t the only time this happened in #3. My Dad and I saw Doom in #3 back in December, and the AC was on too high. We would have gotten out money back and left, but that was the only place it was playing at.

bkl
bkl on January 27, 2007 at 9:05 am

It would be nice if the movies were listed online everyday, but the listings are not. I have to take a drive up there to see whats playing. If I call the box office I’m told that I can go to the www.riveroaks6.com web site (which is always under construction) to get movie info. Hmmmmm. I guess one day everything will be listed and the tickets will be availabe online again…..Still Waiting…..

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Does Jenco still operate this theatre?

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on December 11, 2012 at 2:31 am

I do not remember River run theatre being open in the 1980’s as the landings opened in 1985 and did not have a theatre as yet. i do remember River run opening in the early 90’s. I use to walk in the same field this theatre is in to get to Wards and Service Merchandise. I watched as they built this theatre.

mo4040
mo4040 on July 17, 2014 at 3:42 am

Saw a lot of movies here in the 80’s and early 90’s.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 1, 2014 at 2:31 pm

According to this theater’s website, effective September 26, 2014, it is now a Carmike Cinema.

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