GCC Northeast 4
Roosevelt Boulevard and Welsh Road,
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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.
Architects: William C. Riseman
Firms: William Riseman Associates
Functions: Office Space
Previous Names: Cinema I & II, Cinema I-II-III, GCC Northeast 3 Theatres
The Cinema I & II Theatre was opened December 25, 1965 with Doris Day in “Do Not Disturb” & “Pinocchio in Outer Space”. It was operated by General Cinema Corporation. This theatre was built with two screens of 1,000 seats each with a lobby built in-between the two theatres.
On November 9, 1973, Cinema II was twinned, creating Cinema I-II-III Theatre. In 1975 the name was changed to GCC Northeast 3 Theatres. In 1976, the original Cinema I was twinned, thus creating the GCC Northeast 4 Theatre. The GCC Northeast 4 was closed on May 31, 1999.
In 2002, General Cinema Corp. passed into history, when they were acquired by AMC Theatres. On May 1, 2004 the Northeast 4 building was badly damaged by fire.
It 2008, the building was being rehabilitated to be used as government offices.
Some of today’s great movies played there, including: “Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of the Jedi”, “Network”, and “Born On the Forth Of July”, to name a few.
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