Apple Cinemas Cambridge
168 Alewife Brook Parkway,
10 people favorited this theater
Apple Cinemas (Official)
Operated by: Apple Cinemas
Previously operated by: Entertainment Cinemas, General Cinema Corp., Loews
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Fresh Pond Cinema
News About This Theater
- Aug 25, 2013 — Apple Cinemas offers Bollywood favorites
The 1,200-seat Fresh Pond Cinema was a twin screen cinema opened by General Cinema on November 23, 1965. It was located at the end of a suburban strip mall and surrounded by a parking lot.
It closed some time in the early-1980’s and sat vacant for years before Entertainment Cinemas rebuilt and reopened it as a ten-plex on March 3, 1990. Entertainment didn’t keep it very long; on December 19, 1990, they sold it to Loews, who ran it through Thursday, January 26, 2006. The theatre did not become part of the AMC-Loews merger, and closed after the early evening shows that day. It reopened as an Entertainment Cinema once more on February 3, 2006.
In 2013, it was renamed Apple Cinemas.
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.
Recent comments (view all 47 comments)
I remember that general area before it became a strip mall, when the Fresh Pond Drive-In was there, and afterwards, when the Drive-in Theatre closed and the present Fresh Pond Cinema went up. Movies I’ve seen there more recently (back in the 1990’s and 1980’s) were Titantic, Tomorrow Never Dies, Wizard of Oz, and An Officer and a Gentleman.
One thing I’ve recently noticed, however, when I’ve driven past Fresh Pond Cinema is the fact that the theatre hasn’t seemed as crowded, even on a Saturday evening, as it used to be. Wonder what gives.
does bill hanney still own it? returning the waterfall?
This changed its name to Apple Cinemas according to the showtime websites. offical website at http://applecinemas.com/
PHOTOS WHEN I WAS MANAGER OF CINEMA FRESH POND CAMBRIDGE A 1200 SEAT THEATER OF GENERAL CINEMA DENNIS MAHANEY
Where are these photos you are referring to?
Ron go to the top of this page click on photo then you should see photos when I was manager when GENERAL CINEMA ran and built the theater
AS A GENERAL CINEMA THEATER WHEN IT OPENED WE HAD 1200 SEATS
Dennis, Was Fresh Pond a replica of Garden City originally? I was the Projection Supervisor of Fresh Pond during the union lockout in 2003. We had an artist rendering of what was supposedly Fresh Pond. It looks identical to the rendering in your Garden City advertisement. We were told that the windows on the front of the building were smashed in the first weeks of opening and that GC bricked them up as it is today. Is this true? It looks very much like Garden City and seems to have the same dimensions.
NOTE CAMBRIDGE OPEN NOV. 23, 1965, SEE CINEMA TOURS FOR DATE
Reopened by Entertainment Cinemas on March 30th, 1990. Grand opening ad in photo section.