Saginaw moviegoers bid farewell to the Saginaw 12

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 10, 2014 at 5:45 pm

SAGINAW, MI — This is the final weekend that the Saginaw 12 will be open. The theatre’s owner, Goodrich Quality Theaters, has setup displays explaining the history of the theatre. It first opened in 1974 as the Quad with four screens. Moviegoers are encouraged to take photos and will have a chance to win a piece of one of the Saginaw 12’s screens with the opening and closing dates stamped on the screen fragment. The Saginaw 12 will be torn down. Its replacement next door, the Quality 10 GDX will open the following Friday.

Further details are available in the Saginaw News.

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Tigh on January 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Clearly the design is dated, with the sound fold curtains and sloped floors, but it looks like Goodrich kept it up over the years. Fewer and fewer of these theatres left, and I do feel some nostalgia for them. I missed the movie palace era by decades, and never lived in a town that was big enough to have one of the big 60’s and early 70’s style monster screens, so modest multiplexes are where I cut my teeth. Time marches on.

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