Cinema 8 Lansing

16621 Torrence Avenue,
Lansing, IL 60438

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fred1 on April 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

Website of new vision theaters

Charles Garcia Jr.
Charles Garcia Jr. on April 6, 2017 at 1:07 am

Starting today 12 hours from now Cinema 8 will no longer Carmike’s ownership, as a new owner New Vision Theaters will take over. I will upload some photos I took yesterday at the cinema after I saw Kong, including a photo with a paper notice about ownership changes taped inside the theater for moviegoers to see.

Trolleyguy on May 18, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Now called the Digiplex Lansing 8.

rivest266 on November 23, 2014 at 1:40 pm

August 5th, 1988 grand opening ad in photo section

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 1, 2014 at 8:31 am

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

mo4040 on July 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm

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

Sirdrummer007 on December 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

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.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Does Jenco still operate this theatre?

bkl on January 27, 2007 at 3:05 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 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…..

CinemarkFan on August 17, 2006 at 2:38 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.

CinemarkFan on May 11, 2006 at 9:26 pm

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.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 11, 2006 at 9:43 am

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

CinemarkFan on April 29, 2006 at 6:28 pm

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

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on February 1, 2006 at 3:09 pm

Hopefully this place will benefit from the closure of the River Oaks. If big behemoths like AMC don’t want your money, then by all means give it to the little guys like Jenco!

LansingCinema8 on April 5, 2005 at 12:31 pm

Hello all! I am the GM at the new Lansing Cinema 8. If you liked this location before, you will love it now. The building was completely remolded and renovated. We have added high back rocking chairs to go with all stadium seating. All the projection equipment was replaced with the newest cutting edge technology. In the next couple of weeks we will be adding a digital projector to accompany our state of the art digital sound. In all of my years in the theatre industry I have never come across a theatre that invested so much in its presentation. There are plans to expand on this location, and possibly add an Imax. Stay tuned!

Lansing Cinema 8

jimpiscitelli on March 18, 2005 at 7:21 am

Lansing Cinema 8 is now owned by Pittsburgh-based chain Jenco Cinemas.

CinemarkFan on November 19, 2004 at 9:40 pm

River Run just re-opened tonight showing movies that came out this past summer like: I Robot, DodgeBall, The Village, Collateral, Spider-Man 2 and Alien vs. Predator for free. And I can tell ya, when I got to the front entrance of the theater, it was packed to the 25th power! And from what I saw, this place changed a lot. I can’t wait for them to show new movies because I’ll be there again.

Oh, it’s new name is indeed Lansing Cinema 8.

JohnSanchez on October 29, 2004 at 8:42 am

I read that the theaters are opening on November 19.

LaChandra on October 28, 2004 at 4:55 pm

River Run Theatres will be call Lansing Cinema 8. Construction is underway.

jimpiscitelli on October 14, 2004 at 8:43 pm

The River Run opened at the same time as the Webster Place opened. It was one of the two theaters which was opened by M&R Theaters before Loews took over.

JohnSanchez on February 17, 2004 at 3:42 pm

The River Run was a beautiful theater that happened to be in a not so beautiful area. It was located just a block South of River Oaks Mall and its theaters. When River Run opened in 1988 it definitely took a bite out of River Oaks' business. Unfortunately issues arose with gang problems and by the late 90’s security was an around the clock issue there. The theater actually closed in early 2001 which was a surprise to me because just two weeks before I was there for the last time to see “The Caveman’s Valentine” and the theater was nearly full. The building still sits off of Torrence Avenue all by itself and boarded up. Perhaps it won’t be demolished and can be used as a multiplex again.