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YORK PLAZA was a cool little cinema and had very memorable mural which led from the lobby into the theater. The mural was a collage of current and classic film stars and characters filling the wall from top to bottom including King King, Charlie Chaplin, etc etc all in black & white on a red wall if memory serves me.
This was THE FORUM when my friends and I went. What I loved about this place was you could catch some classic films and animation. Saw Bakshi’s WIZARDS (1977), KING KONG (1933) and many WB cartoon movies there.
Saw sooo many films here. Disney especially some on re-release. GUS the kicking Mule, PETE’S DRAGON, SNOW WHITE, THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG, BAMBI, maybe EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, THE CHEAP DETECTIVE, etc etc.As long as I can remember Eastland Mall was a twin cinema.
The CONTINENT was where I saw RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK I think. They gave away a special small magazine like thing.
Then again I don’t recall seeing too many films there…so I might be wrong.
RAINTREE CINEMA was the first place I saw STAR WARS and I saw it twice the first time and more than 10 times overall. Raintree was not a great theater not like CINEMA EAST, but it had STAR WARS so it holds a special place in my heart.
Hmmm I thought I saw SUPERMAN at Cinema East, but maybe it was at Town & Country. I know I saw PORKY’S (1982) at T&C. My friends saw it before me because they were either 17 or said they were and I said “I’m 16”…so I waited in the lobby and then we all went back thru the line and this time I said I’m 17 and we all saw PORKY’S. As a kid I saw Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY on re-release there as well.
Hello everyone. CINEMA EAST was the best theater in town when I was a kid. One HUGE screen. Grew up in Reyoldsburg and Pataskala. I can clearly recall 10 year old me seeing JAWS (1975) and being scared to death, but my 6 and 5 year old brothers loving the film. Saw SUPERMAN (1978) and ALIEN (1979) there. My friends and I saw THE WIZ (1978) and GREASE (1978) at CE multiple times. One thing my friends and I remember well was this Lynyrd Skynyrd short film which played before some of the films.