Polaris 18 + XD

1071 Gemini Place,
Columbus, OH 43240

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Kevin Tredway
Kevin Tredway on December 8, 2016 at 6:37 am

The ‘Rave Xtreme’ screen has been rebranded to ‘Cinemark XD’. The theatre is now called “Polaris 18 and XD”.

Mark_L on May 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Now owned by Cinemark.

Mark_L on February 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm

The address, according to the Rave website, for this theatre is 1071 Gemini Place Columbus, OH 43240. It is located adjacent to the Polaris Mall, not inside as the current address suggests.

Keith on February 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm

amc is buying the grove city 14 not polaris.

nextinline on January 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

This location is going to be AMC.

Nicholas Herum
Nicholas Herum on March 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Link to an article I wrote about the new RaveXtreme auditorium they just opened.


Nicholas Herum
Nicholas Herum on March 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

They will be opening their retrofitted “RaveXtreme” auditorium on 3/23/12 for The Hunger Games. It will compete for the large format audience that have been going to the AMC IMAX and Marcus UltraScreen locations in Columbus.

Mark_L on October 3, 2007 at 7:58 pm

I don’t know of any major release they have not played.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on October 3, 2007 at 7:47 pm

Doesn’t that seriously limit what movies can be shown?

Mark_L on October 3, 2007 at 7:45 pm

According to a source at RAVE, they have pulled all 35mm equipment from all of their theatres.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on October 3, 2007 at 2:37 am

So film can no longer be shown here at all?

Mark_L on October 3, 2007 at 1:08 am

All digital projection as of late summer, 2007. One screen equipped for 3-D digital projection.

Mark_L on August 8, 2005 at 1:05 am

This theatre is located in southern Delaware County, one of the fastest growing areas of the country. It is also the only theatre close to the giant Polaris Mall and shopping area.

With only the Crosswoods 17 to the south as competition, this theatre will draw from a very good area. I expect it to be successful.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on August 6, 2005 at 12:21 pm

This theatre opened yesterday.

However, I don’t see what it adds to the local movie scene. The first week’s bookings look the same as many other Columbus-area cinemas.

Broan on January 4, 2005 at 4:09 pm

Thanks for the link. The last article I posted was from 2002, so its information that a theater complex was no longer planned has been superceded by the 2004 announcement you have. I don’t think anyone ever said it had anything to do with Rave, but having an operators name is certainly helpful.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 4, 2005 at 12:44 pm

If you’re referring to the South Campus Gateway, it will have an 8-screen cinema at 9th and High, but it will be run by Columbus’s local Drexel Theatre Group:


Nothing to do with Rave.

Broan on January 4, 2005 at 6:30 am

Concerning “College Point” I found this article; it sounds like the project is called “University Gateway” now and the theaters are no longer part of the plan. View link

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 12, 2004 at 1:13 pm

I’m from Columbus but I’ve never heard of “College Point” — where is it?

Broan on November 10, 2004 at 4:08 am

Nice attitude there. You know very well that this site isn’t about publicity. There are theaters of all shapes and sizes on this site. Don’t forget that these ‘crapholes’ are still very closely related to the first nickelodeons. And they’re important too because this is where most people choose to be entertained now, and they show us what we’ve lost. So before you go around being our censor, try getting off your high horse.

Seth on November 10, 2004 at 2:25 am

Wow, you’re just chock full of these crapholes, aren’t you RMI? So, who do you work for? You gave us all the beautiful Dan Barry multiplexes, are we now to be treated to a ‘Rave Revue’? Do everyone a favor and flack these at a Wal-Mart fansite or somewhere else where your cultural level belongs.

focus on November 9, 2004 at 9:57 pm

Rave Motion Pictures is a company based out of Dallas, TX. It has theaters located in FLA, AL, IN, OH, TX, AR. The company is operated by Mr. Stevenson, who was President of Hollywood Theaters. All of the circut is for sale and Rave is in the business for investment only.

The theaters have a horriable sight line, with their oversized screens. This gives the theater patron a stiff neck and headache after sitting in your seat for two hours.