Schuylkill Mall theaters closing in October

posted by CSWalczak on September 23, 2010 at 7:45 am

FRACKVILLE, PA – After three decades, the Schuylkill Mall 4 theaters will be closed by Regal as of October 4. It opened as as the UA-operated The Movies at Schuylkill Mall, one of a group of theaters with similar names that UA opened around the country in the 1970s and 80s.

The four-theater complex began operations when the Schuylkill Mall opened in 1980. Regal Entertainment was formed in 2002 when United Artists Theaters and two other theater chains became part of the new parent company.

Mall general manager Elaine Maneval received the bad news Friday by e-mail.

“We knew that the lease was coming up for renewal,” said Maneval, “so you always put a company on your radar for when the lease is almost up.”

The full story is in the Republican Herald.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 23, 2010 at 10:11 am


jeffreyt on September 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

There’s nothing really special about this 4 plex. It is a typical late 70’s / early 80’s “cookie box” type theatre complex. What’s ironic is the NICE theatre in Potsville years ago closed because of a dying downtown. Now this multi-plex is closing because they obviously are hurting for business, and as the comments say, this mall is losing stores and is generally in poor shape.

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