Brunswick Cinema

1480 Pearl Road,
Brunswick Hills, OH 44212

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Brunswick Cinema

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 on December 22, 2004 at 5:55 am

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 on May 1, 2008 at 2:28 am

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:

kencmcintyre on November 15, 2008 at 2:31 am

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

markp on November 30, 2013 at 12:09 am

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 on November 30, 2013 at 11:44 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 on January 22, 2014 at 12:11 am

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

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