Lincoln Mall Cinemas

622 George Washington Highway,
Lincoln, RI 02865

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The Lincoln Mall Cinemas were a twin cinema which was run by General Cinemas in this suburban mall between 1975 and the 1990’s. They often played programs which day/dated with the Garden City Cinemas in Cranston or the Warwick Mall Cinemas in Warwick. The theatre has closed and shops replace it at the mall.

It was replaced by the Cinemaworld Lincoln Mall 16, which opened in November 2005.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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CDAtri
CDAtri on October 12, 2004 at 9:24 pm

A nondescript cinderblock pile, this 4-6 plex (at least in later years) was nevertheless the A option to see first run movies in the late ‘70’s and '80’s.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 12, 2004 at 10:05 pm

I do not believe it was EVER a 4-6 plex.

mp775
mp775 on January 25, 2005 at 11:28 pm

It was a 4-plex at the end. Linclon Mall announced today that Cinemaworld will operate a new 16-plex, scheduled to open 10/1/05.

DOS76
DOS76 on August 7, 2005 at 3:02 am

general cinemas were the owners. 4 cinemas.

Obligata
Obligata on August 7, 2005 at 12:26 pm

Lincoln Mall Cinema was my first destination with my first car, a 1966 Catalina. I went to see Jaws with two friends.
Why I remember this, I’ll never know.

DOS76
DOS76 on October 27, 2005 at 10:47 pm

it will be interesting to see how this new Cinemaworld competes with the various Showcase Cinemas in the area. I bet within 5 yrs you will see the owners of Showcase buy this theatre they did end up purchasing Prov Place and Apple Valley a few yrs after it was opened. Showcase is such a big player in this area and they don’t like the competition moving in on there area.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on December 22, 2005 at 10:05 am

The new Cinemaworld, a 16-screen multiplex, opened in November, 2005 at Lincoln Mall, near where the Lincoln Mall Cinemas used to be.

James Fisher
James Fisher on April 29, 2007 at 6:21 am

Today in History 1978 shown on the four screens 1. If ever i see you again 2. Thank God its Friday 3. Castaways 4.An unmarried woman every day before 2:00 all seat $1.50 phone 333-2130 General Cinema Owned and operated

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 31, 2007 at 12:20 pm

I wrote in my log about going to see at film at the “new” Lincoln Mall Cinemas in July 1975. So the place had to have opened in the summer of 1975. The first film I saw there, shortly after opening, was Jaws. I described the decor as being “bomb shelter” style.

Coate
Coate on April 12, 2010 at 5:49 am

Gerald…I have a photocopy of an ad from the June 20, 1975 issue of The Providence Journal announcing the June 25 grand opening of the Lincoln Mall Cinema I-II-III-IV.

“Jaws,” “Bambi” (re-issue), “The Eiger Sanction” and “What’s Up, Doc?” were the debut attractions.

It’s unclear if this was a true grand opening or if it was a grand re-opening/expansion of what had previously been a single-screener or twin.

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