Green Acres Cinema

4510 State Street,
Saginaw, MI 48603

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TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on April 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Correction: the store became Lakeshore Rescue Mission in 2011.

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on April 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Hancock Fabrics closed about 5 years ago. The space is still vacant because the strip mall’s owners kicked nearly everyone out in hopes of luring Wal-Mart.

TOBrien
TOBrien on February 9, 2005 at 12:23 am

Here is the final word on Green Acres Cinema: Goodrich Theaters ceased operations here in Sept, 1991. After sitting dormant for over two years, I renovated and reopened this theater on November 19, 1993. We ran sub-run until I lost the lease and was forced to close on January 2, 1996. The property was leased to “Linens And More” which had previously occupied a smaller space in the mall. They went belly up after a short time and “Hancock Fabrics” moved into its place and remains there today. I’m gratified by the occasional comment that Green Acres Cinema was, during my brief ownership, “the best theatre in Saginaw”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2004 at 10:03 am

Dave…..I found a website with a newspaper article on it about this theater. The article is a little difficult to read but I believe your right that a second screen was added in 1978. The site of this theater is now a “HANCOCK FABRICS STORE”.
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dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on November 20, 2004 at 9:16 pm

When I left Michigan in 1977 it was still a single. General Cinema split it in 1978, and Goodrich took it over in 1984, at which time it flip-flopped between a first-run and bargain house, depending on the prevailing market conditions in the area.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 20, 2004 at 6:47 pm

This is all that I could find on the Green Acres Cinema. It opened in 1970 as a single screen theater. It went to two screens but I don’t know the year. It closed in Sept. of 1991. This theater was also known as the Green Acres 1&2 Cinema.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on November 20, 2004 at 5:53 pm

Please update to show originally General Cinema and later Goodrich Quality Theatres as the operators.