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chubbyhubby commented about Mercer Mall Cinema on Jan 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Dave, I was there about the same time you were (spring 1976). I was there to see ‘Peter Pan,’ but I distinctly remember ‘The Bad News Bears’ was playing simultaneously, because while waiting in line, I heard a father say to his son, “We’re not going to see ‘The Bad News Bears,’ we’re going to see ‘Peter Pan’.” (Wish I had seen BNB on the big screen. I had to settle for the bowdlerized TV version until home video came along.)

I too have great memories of the place. Saw ‘Animal House’ there back in ‘78, 'Airplane!’ in ‘80, 'Star Trek II’ in ‘82, etc., etc. Just went back yesterday to buy shoes for the kids, and made sure to let them know how it used to be.

On an unrelated note, anyone remember the old Game Barn arcade? It was right in the corner of the mall where TJ Maxx presently is. It opened in late ‘75, but I don’t think it survived the decade.