Renton Village 8 Cinemas
25 S. Grady Way,
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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, General Cinema Corp.
The Renton Village 8 Cinemas was built to replace the Renton Village 3 Cinemas in grand General Cinema style. Hard to believe in 1984 General Cinemas was a major chain. The triple was built in 1968 and it was time for a new theatre for the growing population.
Opened in November 1989, the Renton Village 8 Cinemas could show 70mm, and LucasFilm THX formats. The 8-plex had two computerized box-offices and plush chairs. General Cinema was also in 1984 working to remodel their cinemas in Everett Mall and the Overlake Theatre in the area.
The Renton Village 8 Cinemas were closed in 2009.
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1995-2000 General Cinema Corporation?
2005 American-Multi Cinema?
Link to previous theater on that site:
Renton Village Cinemas
Anyone have more info or photos?
Renton Village 8 was a General Cinema Theatre that replaced the previous GCC Renton Village Tri-plex. Construction started in January 1989 and the theatre opened in November, 1989. The address was 25 South Grady Way, Renton WA 98055. It had 2300 seats and one THX auditorium. It could show 70mm as well as 35mm film. It was a General Cinema Theatre until 2002 when AMC bought out General Cinema. AMC closed the theatre in 2009.
Here is a link to the AMC RENTON 8 , Shows a few outside pictures you can really tell this was a beautiful cinema! it is still unknown what is going on with the building or if it will ever open again as a independent dollar cinema. http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/7180.html
That link above goes to the Rheem Theatre… I think you meant for this one.