Apple Valley Cinemas

445 Putnam Pike,
Smithfield, RI 02917

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Located in the Apple Valley Mall Shopping Center. This theater originally opened as a three-screen second-run venue in the late-1960’s. It remained such until additional screens were added over the years.

The place was closed for a long stretch in the 1990’s, then re-opened under National Amusements management, at first with a discount second-run policy and more recently with first run showings at regular prices.

In 2007, it was operated by the independent Trademark Cinemas chain. By 2010, it had been taken over by Cinema Holdings, but was closed by November 2010.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

Recent comments (view all 30 comments)

trazadone
trazadone on December 21, 2007 at 8:01 am

I live near this cinema and it’s a crapshoot. On the one hand it’s close, cheap, and convenient, however on the other hand the cinema is very inconsistent in a number of ways. For example, a moment ago (12/21/07, 11am) I called he cinema to get times. The phone rang and rang. No picked up and there was no recording. A few months ago I wanted to catch Halloween and when I went to the cinema for a Saturday night 10pm show, I found the doors locked. An usher came up to the door and told me they closed because they wanted to “clean”. Wait, what? I worked at Showcase Cinemas for 6 years and I know it doesn’t work this way. My sense was that they wanted to go home early. I was furious because it was now too late for me to get to another theater in time. When the theater is open the price is right. My greatest complaint is that the usher doesn’t “usher”. That is, he/she doesn’t periodically peek into the theaters to ensure that teenagers aren’t misbehaving or to check the sound or temperature of the theater.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 4, 2009 at 10:14 am

This is a very rare National Amusements theatre that reopened under different management.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Trazadone, Can’t believe they were closed for Cleaning either. they might have been “partying” that goes on a lot in theatres at least in my day.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

No Mike that never happened in MY THEATRES,It was great to have the keys to hang around after or before hours.I could have lived in any of my theatres if they had showers in them.I did have one clean up man who lived in the back room of the LOEWS MELROSE I came to open up one day a Disney movie there was a line down the sidewalk when I got there and I went inside and the theatre had not been touched a far as cleaning,I got my staff to do the best we could do before we opened it was a wreak from a busy Friday night,I found him passed out in his backroom apartment as I called it, I hired a new clean up man that day.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

I can’t believe that happened. A mom and pop theatre most likely wouldn’t pull that trick.

usual
usual on June 29, 2010 at 5:53 am

This cinema and the one in East Providence are now owned by Cinema Holdings. www.cinemaholdings.com they have installed 2 technicolor 3-d systems

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 24, 2010 at 10:41 am

This theater has closed and has been served with an eviction notice: View link

usual
usual on November 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Anyone looking for information about apple valley should contact the owner Peter Kafash at corporate (212) 564-4460

Scraperatlivedotcom
Scraperatlivedotcom on October 27, 2011 at 10:47 am

I was born and raised in Smithfield and vivited this theater since childhood. The girl I was always in love with, Kim Santangini, had a sister who worked there. I would always ask her to say hello to Kim, hoping Kim would call me. She never did! LOL I was devastated in 2010 when, right after some very wet weather, I was met at the door by an employee who said that they were having computer problems and so they couldn’t let anyone in. I have never been inside again. I feel like I have lost an old friend.

mp775
mp775 on September 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

The space is gutted for conversion into Planet Fitness.

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