Hoyts Cinema 5
Lake George Road,
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Operated by: Hoyts Cinemas
Styles: Quonset Hut
Previous Names: Cinema I & II, Route 9 Cinemas, CCC Cinema 5
News About This Theater
The Cinema I & II was opened August 5, 1969 with Barbra Streisand in “Funny Girl” in Screen I and Jack Lemmon in “April Fools” in Screen II. This theatre was on Lake George Road (Route 9) near a go-cart track, game facility and just down the road from a drive-in. It was a cheaply constructed building wherein you could hear the rain on the metal roof in a heavy storm (I seem to recall that part of the original was Quonset style). It added a third screen June 20 1975. Renamed Route 9 Cinemas on February 2, 1979. On June 29, 1979 it expanded to five screens.
Cinema Centers also ran a triple screen in Aviation Mall (about 5 miles south on Route 9) that was raised for the current Aviation Mall 7, run by Regal.
Cinema Centers was purchased by Hoyts US in about 1985. It was closed in 2004.
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