North Riverside Park Theater under new management

posted by danpetitpas on October 7, 2008 at 10:38 am

NORTH RIVERSIDE, IL — The North Riverside Park Mall movie theater will reopen later this month under new management. The operator, Village Theatres, was evicted by the mall owners on Sept. 28th. Classic Cinemas is the new operator.

Classic Cinemas will redecorate and remodel the theater with upgraded seating and updated projection.

The company will also remove signage for Cineplex Odeon which went out of business in 1998.

Village Theatres took over the six-screen multiplex in 2006 from AMC Entertainment, which had inherited it from Loews earlier that year.

Village had a 10-year lease and apparently never followed through on plans to renovate the theater. Comments on the Cinema Treasures website indicate the company did little advertising and the theater temporarily shut down for a few weeks last November, which is usually a busy month for both the retail and film industries.

Read more in the Riverside/Broofield Landmark.

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Comments (2)

CinemarkFan on October 7, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Oh snap, this is gonna be a great theater.

I hope they’ll add 70MM projection for revivals, and the upcoming movie Samsara, which was shot in 65MM.

jimpiscitelli on October 8, 2008 at 1:11 am

Classic Cinemas to the rescue! Village Theaters planned to do work for the theatre but never followed up. At least they are doing what Kerasotes did to the Webster Place.

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