Brunswick Cinema

1480 Pearl Road,
Brunswick Hills, OH 44212

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Opened in 1972 as a Jerry Lewis Cinema, it was renamed Brunswick Cinema after the Jerry Lewis chain went out of business in the mid-1970’s. This single-screen cinema continued on for over 30 years, and closed in 2003. The Hickory Ridge eight-plex across the street was the Brunswick Cinema’s main competition.

Contributed by Toby Radloff

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Toby
Toby on December 21, 2004 at 9:55 pm

A church took over the Brunswick Cinema, and is now known as the “Polaris Cinema”. Church services are held every Sunday there, and Christian-themed films play occasionally…although I’ve never seen them advertised in the local newspaper.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 30, 2008 at 6:28 pm

The church is called “Polaris Christian Church Cinema”, according to this group that was auditioning actors for films. Definitely some movie-related things going on here:
http://tinyurl.com/5kl4uw

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 14, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Auditions were recently held at the theater for an untitled Christian comedy film, according to the website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 14, 2008 at 6:44 pm

According to this link there are currently 275 seats.

markp
markp on November 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Seems a bit odd that this theatre had 600 seats for a single screen. Most, if not all Jerry Lewis singles were 350 seats or less. The twins were usually 600 seats.

markp
markp on November 30, 2013 at 3:44 am

Exactly Stephenvb. The Jerry Lewis model was for smaller size theatres. I know the twin my father and uncle worked at as projectionists seated 290 in each theatre. They had a great idea but letting people into the business who had no knowledge of running a theatre, and expanding way too fast is what killed them.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Grand opening ad as Jerry Lewis February 20th, 1972 has been uploaded in the photo section.

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