Salem Tri Cinema

451 S. Broadway,
Salem, NH 03079

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Previously operated by: Jerry Lewis Cinemas, National Amusements

Previous Names: Jerry Lewis Cinema

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Mid `70s image via Erica Ruby.

The theatre, which opened in 1972 as a Jerry Lewis Cinema, later became an intermediate-run house playing films after they debuted in nearby Lawrence, Massachusetts.

When Loews opened a large 20-screen megaplex in the neighboring town of Methuen, Massachusetts, the old Salem Tri’s days were numbered and it closed in February 2002.

The cinema was also the only movie theatre in the town of Salem and the last New Hampshire property for National Amusements.

The theatre was demolished and sold to a large toy store. A Babies R Us now stands on the site.

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Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

RobertR on August 18, 2008 at 3:07 pm

The alternate name of Jerry Lewis Cinema should be added here.

chitchatjf on February 28, 2011 at 7:38 am

This theater had three auditoriums. Cinema 1 had 140 seats and was all in blue. Cinema 2 the large one had a total of 300 seats and was all in red (not too unlike the AMC/Lowes theaters in Methuen,and the third screen had a mere 100 seats and was all in yellow.

It originally opened with a $2.25 night admission with 75 cents for children and matinees.

The Merrimac Valley Christan film festival started here in 93.

aktubm on April 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Saw Spaceballs here when it still ran first run films. Also the only theater that showed Close Encounters in Dolby Sound in NH.

thestarofmyworld on June 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm

I saw Dirty Dancing, here.

da_Bunnyman on March 26, 2018 at 8:45 pm

When Sack Theaters opened their small triple in Salem, MA their was some confusion since the local papers carried ads for both and neither specified the state they were in.

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