Lincoln Mall Cinemas

622 George Washington Highway,
Lincoln, RI 02865

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Coate
Coate on April 12, 2010 at 12:49 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.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 31, 2007 at 8:20 am

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.

James Fisher
James Fisher on April 29, 2007 at 1:21 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 December 22, 2005 at 5:05 am

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

DOS76
DOS76 on October 27, 2005 at 5:47 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.

Obligata
Obligata on August 7, 2005 at 7:26 am

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 August 6, 2005 at 10:02 pm

general cinemas were the owners. 4 cinemas.

mp775
mp775 on January 25, 2005 at 6:28 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.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 12, 2004 at 5:05 pm

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

CDAtri
CDAtri on October 12, 2004 at 4:24 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 June 30, 2004 at 6:24 am

This was a place I frequently visited to see first run films during its two-decades-plus of operation. “E.T. – The Extra -Terrestrial” was a major seat-filler here in 1982. The auditoriums were long bland bomb-shelter style with funnel-type screens with no black masking, as I recall. It was similar to its sister cinema in Warwick, the now-also-gone Warwick Mall Cinemas, also run by National General, and the programs were often identical. A third member of that group was the Garden City Cinemas in Cranston. I remember enjoying William Friedkin’s “Sorcerer,” his remake of Clouzot’s “The Wages of Fear” at the Lincoln Mall Cinemas in 1977.