Beavercreek Cinemas 1-7

3195 Dayton-Xenia Road #100,
Beavercreek, OH 45434

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The Beavercreek Cinemas opened in July 1985 by Chakeres Theatres of Springfield, OH in the Beavercreek Plaza.

The seven screen Beavercreek was a first run theater less than 3 miles from the Beaver Valley Cinemas on 35 which Chakere’s Xenia theatres has been losing money to since Beaver Valley opened in 1977. The Chakeres sold Beavercreek Cinemas to National Amusements in April 1988 along with four different cinemas at the Dayton Mall totaling eight screens, the Southtowne Twin next door to the mall inside Elder Beermans, Page Manor Twin Cinemas and Cinema North 1-5. In August 1999 a 20plex Regal Hollywood 20 opened just another 3.5 miles from the Beavercreek Cinemas.

Beaver Valley continued to show first run and in November 1999 National Amusements changed admission at Beavercreek Cinemas to $2.25. It worked for the first few weeks but Beavercreek Cinemas once again was running on empty six months later Beavercreek Cinemas was closed. Beavercreek Cinemas it was striped and only the box office and the theatre shells remain. Kimco Reality is still leasing it a theatre/retail. The Beavercreek Cinemas is 27,000 square feet.

It would be hard to compete with Regal as first run but as a dollar house you could also rent the Beaver Valley Cinemas and the Beavercreek Cinemas and run them as Beavercreek Dollar Cinemas 1-6 and Dollar Cinemas 7-14.

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southernlandthief
southernlandthief on November 29, 2006 at 3:23 pm

An assistant manager (or doorman) was talking on the pay phone in the lobby of this theater to an aquaintance when he heard a single shot ring out from the other end of the line. His friend committed suicide and his pager just kept beeping when attempts were made to contact him. I believe that was 1987.

SRCputt
SRCputt on October 27, 2007 at 4:30 am

Here’s one Dayton theater I do not miss. It was poorly designed and frequently had widescreen movies cut off on the sides of the screens. The theater also had a nasty habit of cutting off the films before the credits had run. Not only is Hollywood 20 a better theater, but so was Beaver Valley.

JerryKelly
JerryKelly on February 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Operations aside, this theatre had some nicely equipped auditoriums. The picture and sound in its biggest houses were amazing. All good things must end, and this place could be good when it was done right.

JPK
JPK on March 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm

As a side note the surround speakers in the stereo houses were Radio Shack Realistic 3-ways. The sound was actually quite good. It was a hard theatre to manage. The projection booths were spread out all over, with separate entrances. Moving films from one auditorium to another was difficult and sometimes fatal when moving prints alone. The platters could sometimes give you fits. But, the larger auditoriums were very nice.

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