Marquee Theater in Springfield, MA Closes

posted by TheaterBoy on January 16, 2006 at 4:29 am

SPRINGFIELD, MA — The former Regal Cinemas is now closed. What happened? Someone buy this awesome theater and reopen it for me. :) I loved catching the 12 noon show for $5 and being the only one there. But maybe that’s why they are closed.

Comments (8)

HowardBHaas on January 16, 2006 at 6:46 am

There’s no link to a theater included, so now I am curious. Is this a mdoern Regal multiplex, but one that isn’t stadium seated? What year built? How many auditoriums? Did a nearby newer theater take away customers?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 16, 2006 at 8:03 am

Is Regal the name of this theatre? Where exactly is it located?

pbubny on January 17, 2006 at 5:44 am

I believe it’s a 15- or 16-plex, opened by Regal in the early 1990s but since acquired by Marquee. National Amusements, which already operated a theatre in West Springfield, came along not long after with another 16-plex in Springfield itself (the Showcase Eastfield Mall), and I assume that sapped the former Regal multi’s business, along with a 12-plex that Cinemark opened in nearby Hadley a few years ago.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 17, 2006 at 9:35 am

In the last few years National Amusements has closed a 4-screen multiplex in West Springfield and a 10-screen multiplex in Springfield. Now Marquee closes this one. The Springfield area is losing theatres at an alarming rate.

John Fink
John Fink on January 18, 2006 at 5:38 pm

This one has had three owners, Regal built in it 1999, in 2001 it was aquired by Megastar Theaters (which sold most of its theaters to AMC, this one remained a Megastar) then purchased by Marquee Theatres. From what I gather this was one of those random Regal locations built during the boom that failed as National Amusements rescreened with Eastfield Mall and the new West Springfield 1-15.

John Fink
John Fink on January 19, 2006 at 5:53 pm

Also too Marquee Theaters has been closing others, including a 14-screener (formerly owned by UA, the McAuthur) in Texas.

John Fink
John Fink on May 20, 2006 at 5:48 pm

Well its back – now as an Entertainment Cinemas.

TheaterBoy on May 23, 2006 at 4:53 pm

YAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! I am so happy… if now i only had someone in my life to share the joy with… I WILL BE THERE :–)

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