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I love the ads for this theater. They were so clean and creative and BOLD. Thank you for sharing these.
I saw The Little Hours in the last year the theater was still existing with a friend. Never realized how tiny it was. Have they demolished it yet? Such a shame about this theater. It was absolutely lovely when I went.
Also I have to report, their seating is fantastic now. Been going to this theater a lot recently and I enjoy the recliners. They definitely improved the lobby as well (I do miss the old movie posters and remember the old layout of the lobby but they kept the integrity.) The arcade, which use to sit on the right wing of the theater lobby (where they added a bar) is now behind the ticket booth in the left wing of the lobby.
Ah I wasn’t aware it was the same company. My understanding was that Showcase was Sony and that National Amusement was owned by CBS. My mistake, thank you!
With Party City announcing the closure of 45 stores, I wonder how this location will be affected. Personally, it saddened me to see this theater get converted. I remember my sister telling me about the movies she use to catch here when she worked close by. It seemed like such a charming theater.
This theater was recently bought out by Showcase. It’s no longer owned by National Amusement and they changed the name to Cross County Showcase Cinema. The seating was always terrible at this theater, but in its own way, it did carve out memories for me.
I was reading a few websites and, looking at the prices at this theater, the big mistake they made was trying to compete with the Angelika. The tickets for this theater are expensive. I’m surprised they aren’t offering matinee prices, but the same can be said for The Angelika too. At the same time, it’s an expensive theater to run. I think had they offered competitive packages to college students they would be like Cinema Village, but who knows. It’s a shame it will be razed. I wish they keep some parts of the interior.
How many seats did this theater have? I saw an aerial photo of it and if they would have been interested restored it, it could been converted into a beautiful and massive multi-screen theater. It certainly has the space.
I went inside this briefly while it was a furniture store and it absolutely took my breath away. I walked out of that place dreaming of what movies people must have seen during it’s heyday. It breaks my heart that that entire block suffered damages from the fire.
I’ve lived up the street from this area for 20 years (I live close to Coyne Park and the Webster Bank) and I can’t believe there was a theater that close to where I live that wasn’t the Kimball, which is another local legend. It’s so sad, I wonder if there’s a way we can bring another theater back to this area that isn’t the Cross County Multiplex, since there’s efforts now to restore the Park Hill and the Proctor.