Manchester Mall Cinema

3780 N. Blackstone Avenue,
Fresno, CA 93726

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Theatres, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Functions: Retail

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PHOTO MICHALE REECE COLLECTION FROM GENERAL CINEMA MEMORY OFF FB

Manchester Mall Cinema was opened by General Cinema as a single-screen theater on December 21, 1967, and was originally operated as a first run house. It was twinned on May 26, 1978, by dividing the auditorium lengthwise. From October 21, 1983 it was operated as a sub-run house by United Artists Theatres.

Despite a remodeling in 1989, the aging cinema was unable to compete with the modern multiplexes which were built in Fresno in the 1990’s, and was closed in December 1999. The building has since been remodeled to accommodate a variety of retail businesses.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

DENNISMAHANEY1
DENNISMAHANEY1 on May 22, 2019 at 6:39 am

MICHAEL REECE ASST. MANAGER FAR RIGHT IN PHOTOS HE ALSO DID THE SKITCH’S WHILE GOING TO FRESNO STATE

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on September 22, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Open as late as 1999. I have a hunch it closed in 2002 after regal brought out ya since this was the longest lasting theatre on blackstone ave. And that in 2003 it’s replacement was built regal16 Manchester

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on September 23, 2019 at 11:30 am

ua is what i ment to say in the above post also star wars the phantom menace play here in 1999. that’s how i know it was open in 1999

authorchristopherstone
authorchristopherstone on February 19, 2020 at 1:06 pm

I saw “The Graduate” at this theater.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on January 30, 2021 at 5:55 am

Its December 21, 1967 opening film was “The Comedians”

rivest266
rivest266 on February 2, 2021 at 9:44 am

Reopened as Manchester Mall Cinema I & II on May 26th, 1978. Another ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 24, 2021 at 2:15 pm

Taken over by United Artists on October 21st, 1983, and closed in December 1999.

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