Crossroads Cinemas 2

2 Crossroads Boulevard,
Carmel, CA 93923

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Crossroads Cinemas 2

The Jerry Lewis Cinema opened on July 9, 1971 with “Gone With the Wind” in screen 1 and George C. Scott in “They Might Be Giants” & Richard Burton in “Anne of the Thousand Days” in screen 2. The two screen theatre was little more than a concrete block structure.

On June 17, 1973 it was renamed Carmel Center Cinemas I & II and closed on March 7, 1995. The theatre eventually became part of the UA chain. At various times, the Carmel River would flood and take the theatre along with it. As a result, the theatre was nicknamed “the Swamp”, as the theatre took on a decidedly wet musty smell.

UA/Regal vacated the place in the late-1990’s and it was taken over by Resort Theatres of America who closed it on March 24, 2002. The entire structure was demolished within the last few years. The late Donna Berger was its last manager. Donna then moved on to be an Assistant Manager at the Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey.

Contributed by Tom DeLay

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Dramatrauma
Dramatrauma on March 29, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Does anybody have a pic of that amazing photo mural that wrapped around the lobby? It was the coolest feature that concrete bunker had.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Jerry Lewis writes about his theatres in his book,“DEAN AND ME”.

noralise99
noralise99 on July 11, 2014 at 12:58 am

i worked there with harold! :0) those were the days!!

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 11, 2019 at 11:56 am

Resort Theatres of America closed this theatre after business on 3/24/2002.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on April 18, 2020 at 4:06 pm

Appears to have opened July 9, 1971 with “Gone with the Wind” on one screen and “They Might be Giants” with “Anne of a Thousand Days” on the other.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on April 19, 2020 at 11:30 am

On June 18, 1973, it relaunched as the Carmel Center Cinemas I & II. It closed March 7, 1995 as the Carmel Center Cinemas I & II. That’s likely when UA then Resort Theatres came in to change it to the Crossroads Cinema.

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