Carmike and Cinemark both planning new cinemas in Sandusky

posted by CSWalczak on February 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

SANDUSKY, OH — Cinemark and Carmike currently each operate a multiplex in Sandusky, and both plan to replace their current theaters with new ones, increasing the total number of screens in this town on the shores of Lake Erie from eighteen to twenty-four.

Joe Bell, a spokesman for the Cafaro Co., said Tuesday the financing is in hand for the Cinemark theater and it will be built despite Carmike’s plans.

The new theaters will replace two older theaters, a 10-screen Cinemark theater at Walmart and an eight-screen Carmike theater at the mall.

The planned upgrade means Sandusky is going from 18 screens to 24.

There is more in the Sandusky Register.

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John Fink
John Fink on February 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm

I had visited both some 7 years ago (wow, can’t believe it’s been that long) – both theaters were dated. The Carmike was bland but comfortable, Cinemark had the obnoxious headache lobby design with the checker boards. Both were unimpressive – actually Sandusky in general was pretty unimpressive, I was there on a family vacation to Cedar Point and 5 days was too long of a time to be there. Cedar Point has great roller coasters, sure, including the new that year Top Thrill Dragster, but the rest of the park lacked the attractions that Disney and Six Flags has, and thus we went to the movies (then again I need no excuse to go to the movies). There was also a Regal 20-plex about halfway between Sandusky and Cleveland that showed a few art movies I remember, probably due to over screening.

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