Paducah Cinemas I & II
3168 Park Avenue,
3168 Park Avenue,Paducah, KY 42001
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Owned by Robert L. Lippert of California https://web.archive.org/web/20120303115251/http://robertllippertfoundation.com/theaters.html
This opened on March 27th, 1971 by Transcontinental Theatres and taken over by AMC in 1978. Grand opening ad in the photo section.
Paduach cinemas opening Fri, Mar 26, 1971 – 18 · The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Kentucky) · Newspapers.com
Attended this theater many times in the year we lived in Paducah, 1974-75. The upstairs theater was very small as I remember it, perhaps only a couple hundred seats. The main auditorium was very large with a big screen. However, I don’t think they had 70mm capability or stereophonic sound, which I found unusual for a modern theater that large. We saw a reissue of “2001: A Space Odyssey” there, and while impressive on their big screen, it was definitely not 70mm and the sound was in mono. The manager was a guy named Ron Ruggles, a real showman. I was a DJ on a local radio station (WKYX) and we often did promotions with the cinema.