Chakeres Theatres Kettering Cinemas I & II

1441 E. Dorothy Lane,
Kettering, OH 45430

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The Fox Kettering opened for Christmas 1966. It was later owned by Mann Theatres before being sold and twinned by Chakeres Theatres in 1975. Chakeres also changed the name to Kettering Cinemas I & II. This theater is a twin sister to the now closed Fox NorthWest “Cinema North” which was sold by Chakers Theatres to Showcase Cinemas in April 1988 which is located in Dayton.

Kettering Cinemas had been a second run theatre since the late 1980s, but starting November 2004 Chakeres began running Kettering as a first run house with “The Grudge” and “The Incredibles”.

The Kettering was closed in January 2006.

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southernlandthief
southernlandthief on August 7, 2006 at 12:56 am

Kettering Cinema had a ninety-foot wide, convex screen and seated 904 patrons. The last movie to show on the large screen was “Goin' South”, John Belushi and Mary Steenburgen’s screen debuts and directed by Jack Nicholson. The theater was closed in the fall of 1978 and ‘twinned’. Kettering Cinemas opened on December 15th with “King of the Gypsies” and “Oliver’s Story” Even though both theaters were only partially ready, neither film sold out the 30 seats that were available.

cinema1plus4
cinema1plus4 on August 8, 2006 at 3:14 pm

Closed since January 2006.

southernlandthief
southernlandthief on August 8, 2006 at 11:15 pm

Thanks for the update. What a shame. Stored a lot of memories from that theater.

ZookieFreddie
ZookieFreddie on April 27, 2007 at 1:39 am

Back in the 90s, I remember the management of this theater going through all the bags people carry in, inspecting them for food. They had this obsession with you buying ONLY the over-priced stuff from their concession stand. This was the only theater I ever knew to do this. I have a feeling that this contributed to their downfall.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on July 20, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Even more recent photos are on Cinematour.

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