Norgate Cinema 4

7225 N. Keystone Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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dallasmovietheaters on December 6, 2021 at 4:46 am

The Norgate Plaza Shopping Center was announced in 1969 and Loews signed on to lease the $450,000 twin-screen 1,500-seat twin-screen project as it was closing its downtown theatre in 1970. The theatre launched on a 25-year lease with “The Skin Game” and “Johnny Got His Gun” on October 6, 1971. The mural work with legendary screen stars survived from opening to closing. A special “Skin Game” cake was at the launch as it was Warner Bros.‘ 1,500 film release.

The Loews II was closed on November 13, 1978 as the 750-seat theatre was split into two 375 auditoriums when the venue became the Loews Norgate Triplex as relaunch on December 22, 1978. In 1993, the Norgate I was duplexed and the venue became known as the Loews Norgate Plaza Quad.

About a year later, this venue changed names in November of 1994 to the Sony Norgate Plaza 4 when Loews and Sony were one and the company rebranded many venues under the Sony nameplate. Sony/Loews dropped the Norgate Plaza on October 31, 1996 at the end of a 25-year lease. Jeff Rawlins of Movie Craze Cinema Inc. or MCCI Theatres circuit took on the venue relaunching the next day, November 1, 1996 as Norgate Cinemas 4 - now a discount, sub-run venue. The final screenings were held November 20, 1998.

An independent operation was then formed to try and reopen the Norgate in 1999/2000 but the relaunch did not materialize. The Norgate comeback officially dissolved after a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing in April of 2000 reflecting assets of $0 - which makes perfect sense if one thinks about it.

collegepark on October 14, 2008 at 12:47 pm

I used to work there and I believe that at some point Loews remodeled and split the two massive auditoriums into four smaller ones.